Ruling party leads Russia poll with 54.21%

Photo: Vladimir Smirnov/TASS

The ruling United Russia party won 54.21% of the votes in Sunday’s parliamentary elections with 90% of the ballots counted, the Central Election Commission said on Monday, TASS reports.

The Communist Party comes second with 13.53% of the votes, and the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) is in the third place with 13.28% of the votes. A Just Russian party gained 6.19% of the votes.

No other party has overcome the 5% threshold for entry into the parliament by party tickets.

Russia’s Communists party is at the fifth place with 2.35% of votes, followed by Yabloko (1.86%), the Russian Party of Pensioners for Justice (1.75%), Rodina (1.44%), the Party of Growth (1.18%), the Green party (0.74%), Parnas (0.70%), Russia’s Patriots (0.58%), Civil Platform (0.22%). The Civil Power party is at the last place with 0.14% of votes.

The United Russia party also leads in 203 out of 206 one-seat constituencies.

The voter turnout at the elections to the State Duma was 47.94%.

Elections to the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of Parliament, were held on September 18 in a split system: 225 members of parliament were elected by party tickets, while the other 225 were elected in one-seat constituencies. More than 111 million people were eligible to vote in the election and no minimal turnout was required.

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