Unsurprisingly, the Kremlin led with about 40% of the vote, according to preliminary results

Unsurprisingly, the Kremlin led with about 40% of the vote, according to preliminary results

Vladimir Putin’s party expelled all the most dangerous competitors to secure a majority of seats in the State Duma.

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No wonder in Russia. The ruling United Russia party won the Russian legislative elections on Sunday 19 September. Trained by President Vladimir Putin 43.39% of the vote according to the preliminary results covering 21% of the polling stations. “I congratulate you all on this clean and honest victory.”She set off in front of the supporters of one of the party leaders Andrei Turchak.

The Kremlin is ahead of the Communists in the KPRF (22.82%) and seems certain to retain a large majority in the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, even if these preliminary results show a decline compared to 2016. Then United Russia got 54.2% of the vote and the Communists 13.3% .

About 108 million Russians were called to the polls between Friday and Sunday to elect 450 deputies to the lower house of parliament. Local and regional elections are also held. The anti-Kremlin opposition He was essentially excluded from this poll. The Kremlin has in fact rejected all the most dangerous rivals to guarantee its party, United Russia, the majority of seats in the State Duma. In response, supporters of imprisoned opponent Alexei Navalny called for a vote for the best candidates to defeat those from United Russia, often the Communists.

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