United Russia political party wins majority of seats in Russian State Duma election – Russian politics and diplomacy
MOSCOW, September 21. / TASS /. The United Russia political party won the majority of seats after national elections to the State Duma (the lower house of the Russian parliament), the Central Election Commission reported on Tuesday morning.
After processing 100% of the votes cast, United Russia won 49.82% of the vote to win some 112 seats in the lower house of parliament. Party representatives also win elections in 198 single-member constituencies across the country.
As a result, the United Russia political party receives a constitutional majority of more than 300 terms in total.
The Communist Party of the Russian Federation is second with 18.93%, the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, third with 7.55%, Fair Russia, fourth with 7.46%, and New People, fifth with 5.32 %.
These five parties have passed the five percent barrier required for representation in the State Duma.
Elections to the 8th State Duma (lower house) were held over three days – on September 17, 18 and 19. In addition to the State Duma elections, voters went to the polls to vote for the heads of nine Russian regions and in elections for 39 regional parliaments.
Remote electronic voting in the Russian parliamentary elections on the federal platform took place in six regions: the city of Sevastopol, as well as the regions of Kursk, Murmansk, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov and Yaroslavl. Remote voting in Moscow took place on its own platform.