This is for Kaliningraders to put their local news here!Oxfordshire 1972 10:27, November 22, 2011 (UTC)
Presidential ballot voting started in the Kaliningrad region at 09:00 Moscow time (05:00 GMT) on 04/03/2012, an hour after polling stations opened in Moscow, St. Petersburg and another 50 regions in the European part of Russia and nine hours after polls opened in the remote eastern regions of Chukotka, Kolyma and the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's Far East.
The 5 presidential candidates are candidates are Vladimir Putin, Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, nationalist Liberal Democratic Party head Vladimir Zhirinovsky, A Just Russia Party leader Sergei Mironov and the only independent, billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov.
- Putin- 52.55%.
- Zyuganov- 21.33%.
- Prokhorov- 13.56%.
- Zhirinovsky- 7.79%.
- Mironov- 3.53%.
- Invalid votes- 1.24%.
- Turnout- 59.29%.
Vladimir Putin won confitbuly with the Communists coming a reasonable second, and the Just Russia Party close behind according to early results.There were some minor scuffles and a few minor claims of fraud, but not as much as was witnessed in Moscow, or alleged in St. Petersburg, Ryzan or Novasibrisk.