President Vladimir Putin's former bodyguard Alexei Dyumin has been elected governor of the Tula region south of Moscow, the Central Election Commission of Tula region reported.

It was specified that Dyumin collected 84.17% of votes.  Member of Communist party Oleg Lebedev was the second with 7.53% of votes, the third was member of the party “Communists of Russia” Oleg Veselov with 3.41% of votes.

As a result, Dyumin as an independent candidate collected more than United Russia during the vote in the State Duma according to the federal list (about 54%), and the candidate of the Communist Party of Russia gathered less than his party. Voter turnout in the region amounted to 45.5%.