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In the Baikal region is coming union

April 17 2006

On the eve of the Irkutsk region and Ust-Orda Buryat Autonomous District held a referendum on unification of these two regions.

Counting of votes is still going, but, according to preliminary data, the majority of voters wanted to be a subject of the federation.

As of 21:30 local time, the referendum was attended by over 66% of the voters of the Irkutsk region. Ust-Orda Buryat Autonomous District, according to at 20:00 local time, voted more than 88%, the "News".

If a majority of voters will vote for these actors union, the new entity of the Russian Federation - Irkutsk region - will be formed on January 1, 2008.

As previously reported , ", for a positive decision on the initiative of the union should support more than half took part in the referendum.

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