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Russian Parliamentary Election Results 2016
The ruling United Russia party won 51 percent in Sunday's election, according to a preliminary central election commission tally after a quarter of the votes had been counted.
Seat composition after election
|Party||PR (32.06% counted)||Constituency|
|Liberal Democratic Party of Russia||1811419||14.54|
|Communist Party of the Russian Federation||1805210||14.49|
|A Just Russia||783427||6.29|
|Communists of Russia||319369||2.56|
|Russian Party of Pensioners for Justice||224116||1.8||No SMC|
|Party of Growth||126671||1.02|
|Patriots of Russia||81297||0.65|
|People's Freedom Party||78408||0.63|
|Party of Rural Revival||No Party List|
|Source: Central Electoral Commission (Proportional vote)|
Legislative elections were held in Russia on 18 September 2016, having been brought forward from 4 December. At stake are the 450 seats in the State Duma of the 7th convocation, the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia. United Russia has been the ruling party since it won the 2011 elections with 49.32% of the vote, and took 238 seats (53%) of the seats in the State Duma.
Election officials said that as of 6 p.m. Moscow time, two hours before polling stations in the capital closed, turnout was 39.4 percent, substantially down on the 60 percent turnout at the last parliamentary election.
United Russia benefits from its association with 63-year-old Putin, who after 17 years in power as either president or prime minister, enjoys a personal approval rating of about 80 percent, opinion polls show.
Most voters do not see any viable alternative to Putin and his allies, and they fear a return to the chaos and instability of the 1990s, the period immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union, if his rule ends.