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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The sensation of the exit polls: the liberal democratic party ahead of the Communist party, Yabloko have lost the Duma

The first calculations of the results of the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation show that in Parliament there are 4 parties: the same that was presented in the previous convocation. Thus the main intrigue remains around the fact that some of them form in the Duma’s second largest faction, the Communist party or the LDPR.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

After processing and 8.04% of bulletins “United Russia” is gaining 45,09% of votes, LDPR – of 17.88%, CPRF – 16,97%, and “Fair Russia” – 6,28%.

All the other parties have not yet overcome the five percent barrier necessary for hit in the Duma and is now competing for overcoming the three percent, after which you can expect to receive state funding.

So, according to preliminary data of the CEC, the partyYabloko” gains of 1.37% and PARNASSUS – 0,69%. Slightly better result, the Russian party of pensioners for justice (2,16%) and the “homeland” (1, 46%).

The data of exit-polls of the Polls give slightly different figures: according to them, the “Apple” – 3,8%, all other parties, with the exception of the parliamentary four, three-percent barrier is not overcome.

According to exit-polling pollsters, these “four” as follows: “United Russia” – 44,5% of votes, LDPR – 15,3%, the Communist party – 14,9 %, “Fair Russia” – 8,1 %.

Note that these numbers are close to the official results of the 2011 elections (they were held solely on party lists, whereas this time half of the MPs will be with single-seat districts) EP 49, 32% of the votes, in second place was the Communist party – 19,19%, the third – “Fair Russia” with result of 13.24%, of 11.67% scored liberal democratic party. Overcome the three-percent barrier, but not passed in the Duma, “Yabloko” (3.43 percent).

Elections to the State Duma 2016. Chronicle of events

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