Russia: Putin’s United Russia party wins parliamentary election

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September 19, 2016
Deutsche Welle [Germany]    
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"Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a parliamentary election, early results showed on Monday. According to a preliminary central election commission tally after a quarter of the votes had been counted, the ruling United Russia party won 51 percent of the vote in Sunday's election -- up two percent on 2011's parliamentary election. ... the right-wing populist LDPR party was in second place with 17.2 percent, while the Communists came in third on 14.9 percent. The Kremlin-friendly, pro-business Just Russia party garnered 6.4 percent, leaving them in fourth position." (09/19/16)  

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