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Communists beat ruling United Russia party in Irkutsk region governor's election

By The Siberian Times reporter
28 September 2015

Vladimir Putin's supporters beaten in Siberian region.

Levchenko - a member of the Russian parliament - won in the major towns of Bratsk, Angarsk, Usolye-Sibirskoye and Ust-Ilimsk as well as - with a three-to-one advantage - the gold-mining district of Bodaybo. Picture: Andrey Fyodorov/Kommersant

Communist Sergei Levchenko won around 57%  of the vote compared to 41% for interim governor Sergei Yeroshchenko, of United Russia. In the first round, the United Russia candidate had slightly failed to secure a win. In the second round, the Communists benefited from active campaigning.

Conceding defeat, deputy speaker of the Russian parliament, Sergei Neverov, said: 'These were honest, competitive elections. We accept the victory of the Communist Party candidate Sergei Levchenko and are congratulating him. Our candidate proved less convincing, in particular, we think he failed to gain support among residents of the city of Irkutsk.'

Levchenko - a member of the Russian parliament - won in the major towns of Bratsk, Angarsk, Usolye-Sibirskoye and Ust-Ilimsk as well as - with a three-to-one advantage - the gold-mining district of Bodaybo, reported TASS news agency. His campaign manager Yevgeny Rulkov said: 'We worked for this victory and we achieved it.'

Last year United Russia suffered a similar defeat to the Communists in the mayoral election in largest Siberian city, Novosibirsk, with the election of Anatoly Lokot.

Comments (5)

Hope this election result will be the forerunner to the re emergence of Communists in Russia.
Y.V. Rao, Hyderabad / India
26/10/2015 00:20
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WELL DONE LEVCHENKO, WELL DONE COMRADE, WELL DONE KPRF. COMRADES WE SHOULD NOW AIM AT TAKING OVER MOSCOW FROM PUTIN. WE CAN DO IT.....KPRF CAN DO IT. KPRF IS THE FUTURE OF RUSSIA.
Sachin, India
30/09/2015 16:11
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It's good to see Siberians lead the way, in voting for who they believe (in their opinion) is the best candidate for the job rather than someone of the old status-quo politicians who should by now at this stage be boring the pants of good decent ordinary Russians/Siberians.

I hope this new Governor of the region of Irkutsk, will look into the way orphanages are run there & will root out the abuser/s of children, and I hope whistle blowers will keep on doing their duty (within) when they see such abuse taken place. No one SHOULD ever ABUSE a child ANYWHERE, especially when they're supposedly the carers & teachers of children.

The full rigours of the Law should land on the heads of any abuser whether inside Institutions or whether a relative or next of kin. And it behooves all of society to report same to the authorities if they see or hear of such abuse, even if the abuser is related to person receiving the knowledge. So final word from me, is "Stamp Out, Child Abuse"!
Jaker, Dundalk
29/09/2015 09:37
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Congratulations! People are fed-up with status-quo politics.
Nova Shpakova, Detroit, MI. USA
28/09/2015 13:17
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I think it was just a good and convincing NAME_CANDIDATE vote. no one has to worry it is the beginning of the cccp come back!
Benedikt, Moscow,Russia
28/09/2015 12:58
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