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At 8:00, according to the republican election committee, all polling stations opened. Two hours earlier, at 6:00, areas opened in the watchdogs “Taman” and “Kerch”. The builders of the Crimean bridge vote on them. Plots opened earlier to vote managed workers who have a shift begins at 7:00.
In Simferopol, Kerch, Evpatoria, Alushta and Yalta, by order of the head of Crimea Sergei Aksenova, on Sunday, travel in public public transport is free. “For the period of holiday events on March 18, 2018,” – indicated in the document. In the evening in the center of Simferopol will hold a festive concert. According to “Kommersant”, after the closure of polling stations, the preliminary results of the voting can be announced on it.
In Sevastopol, the appeal in the elections of the President of the Russian Federation at 10:00 am 14% (in the elections of the city’s governor, who were held here by last fall, such a mark reached only 12 o’clock in the afternoon), reported “Kommersant” in the press service of the cityist. According to the chairman of the Sevastopol electoral commission, Alexander Petukhova, at 8 o’clock in the city opened all 182 polling stations in the city. All voting participants receive the 2014 Referendum Member Medals, which were manufactured in honor of the anniversary of the reunification of the Crimea with the Russian Federation. On her face, a monument to flooded ships is depicted, and on the reverse – the inscription “with Russia forever”. Violations and incidents at polling stations have not yet been fixed.
In Crimea, there are no observers of the Bureau for Democratic Institutions and OSCE Human Rights and the EU Monitoring Mission. However, on the eve of the arrival peninsula, 43 international observers from 20 countries. These are deputies and experts from France, Italy, Finland and other European states. In Sevastopol, there are 16 observers from 9 countries. They represent: Cyprus, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Ukraine and Israel.
Behind the progress of voting, follow the online broadcast “Kommersant”.