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Moldova's breakaway region elects new leader

He is going to integrate the region into Russia.

Moldova's breakaway region elects new leader
Vadim Krasnoselskiy

The central electoral commission of Moldova's breakaway Dniester region has declared parliament speaker Vadim Krasnoselskiy the winner of the presidential election held on 11 December. 

Krasnoselskiy received 62.3 per cent of votes while incumbent President Yevgeniy Shevchuk had 27.38 per cent. Other candidates received less than 5 per cent, the central electoral commission said on its website.

The turnout was 60.1 per cent.

During his election campaign, Krasnoselskiy promised the Dniester region would become a part of Russia.