Supreme Council of Crimea approves referendum results

Supreme Council of Crimea approves referendum results

At 10 am, the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea began its extraordinary session. On the agenda — approval of the results of Crimea-wide referendum held on the status of autonomy on March 16.

Referendum turnout broke all possible records, at 83.1% of the total electorate.

According to preliminary data, about 97.8% of the voters favor reunification of Crimea with Russia.

On March 1, Crimean parliament adopted by 78 votes out of 81 a resolution for joining the Russian Federation and initiated a referendum so that every resident of the Crimea could express their opinion on the matter.

Ольга Бузыка


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