Local elections in Russia ended, and the votes are counted. Thus, the position in the Assembly of Deputies of the Konakovo district of the Tver region was taken by a non-Russian candidate Jean Gregoire Sagbo nicknamed as Obama by the locals, Joinfo.ua reports refrerring to the local media.
The corresponding video was made public on the web by Artyom Vazhenkov, who was present during the vote count.
“Vote counting at the elections in the Konakovo district of the Tver region. Penal Code 459. In fact, the elections were won by a candidate Jean Gregoire Sagbo affectionately named as Obama by the locals,” the author of the video wrote.
According to him, the locals respect Gregoire.
“Everyone knows each other. And, of course, Jean Gregoire Sagbo is quite exotic for our province, but everyone loves and respects him,” Vazhenkov told the local edition of tverigrad.ru.