AROUND 1,500 Russian nationals living in Bahrain are being urged to cast their votes in their country’s upcoming parliamentary elections.
The elections for the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation will elect MPs in six single-mandate constituencies that have been vacant since September 2016.
The consular section of the Russian Embassy in Zinj will be open from 8am to 8pm on Sunday for the voting, which will be overseen by a four-member local electoral commission.
Five candidates – one woman and four men – are running for the additional elections at the electoral district number 129 and they are Tatiana Grinevich, Kruglov Alexsei, Rodin Oleg, Ryabov Nikolai, Svatkovshy Dmitriy.
“We have around 1,500 Russians that are officially known to the embassy, in Bahrain, and as always we expect around 300 to take part in the voting,” an embassy spokesman told the GDN yesterday.
“However, we urge all those who are here, even those who are on transit, to take part in the process.”
The votes will be counted in Bahrain and the results, along with the ballots, will then be sent to the Central Election Commission in Moscow.
The 2018 Unified Election Day is planned for Sunday when elections for governors will be held in 22 regions, while the governors of four regions will be elected by regional legislators.
Regional parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place in 16 regions and additional State Duma elections will be held in six single-mandate constituencies. Numerous municipal elections will also take place on this day.