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‘No majority for Putin’s United Russia in parliament’

‘No majority for Putin’s United Russia in parliament’

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The party United Russia, president Vladimir Putin supports, seems again not a majority to have been in the Russian parliament, the state duma. First results show that the party 44,5 percent of the votes obtained in the elections Sunday.

Presumably, there is a historically low turnout. At 18.00 hours (local time in Moscow) had 39,37 percent of the electorate a voice released, said Nikolai Boelajev of the Central election commission against the Russian news agency Interfax.

The populist “state assembly” has, according to the exit polls, 15.3 percent of the seats in the hands. The Communist y gained 14.9 percent, Just Russia, 8.1 percent, and the opposition party Jabloko 3.5 percent, according to the exit polls, according to RIA Novosti. The most critical parties, the new electoral threshold of 5 percent.

In Russia Sunday evening around 20.00 hour Dutch time the last ballot boxes closed, in the most western region of Kalinigrad.

Putin

Putin said after the preliminary results that the people their “civil registry.” He said that people on United Russia have voted, in spite of difficult times.

Prime minister and party leader Dmitry Medvedev claimed after an outcome of the victory. United Russia obtained five years ago, however, even compared with 49.5 percent of the votes.

Low turnout at parliamentary elections in Russia

The party United Russia, president Vladimir Putin supports, seems again not a majority to have been in the Russian parliament, the state duma.
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First results show that the party 44,5 percent of the votes obtained in the elections Sunday.
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Presumably, there is a historically low turnout. At 18.00 hours was 39.37 percent of the electorate a voice released.
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The populist “state assembly” has, according to the exit polls, 15.3 percent of the seats in the hands.
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The Communist y gained 14.9 percent, Just Russia, 8.1 percent, and the opposition party Jabloko 3.5 percent.
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According to Russian newspaper Vedemosti, there was just so much fraud in the elections this year, as in 2011.
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Voting day

The voting began early in the morning in the eastern-most regions. An election day takes in Russia, particularly long because of the different time zones where the land is located.

There was a low turnout expected for the election, because those who are pushed from december to september. Many Russians keep themselves in the summer, less concerned with politics.

Moscow

The polling stations in Moscow went at 20.00 hours (local time) close. In the capital, there are more than seven million people who were allowed to vote. The rise is estimated to be between 30 and 35 percent.

A particularly high turnout of over 70 percent was reported in the Caucasian regions as Dagestan and Chechnya. In those regions is often voted for United Russia.

United Russia

That United Russia is likely to be the biggest party, but it is not a surprise. Although the party the last time it dropped in the polls, are the populariteitscijfers of president Vladimir Putin unprecedented remained high.

According to critics, the Kremlin to the elections deliberately brought to the front to better results. So, the rise is lower and the chance of mass protests, such as in the elections five years ago, smaller.

Fraud

According to Russian newspaper Vedemosti, there was just so much fraud in the elections this year, as in 2011. When there were protests to the rash to to fight.

There are reports of carrousselstemmen, in which people with vans along multiple ballot boxes to be driven, and the filling of the ballot boxes by the staff of the polling stations.

Unlike the previous verkiezigen observers, however, nowhere expelled. There were more than 300,000 people who had specified as an observer.

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