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Saturday, March 24, 2018

“United Russia” in the new Duma received a constitutional majority

The Central election Commission of the Russian Federation announced preliminary results of elections to the State Duma, the resulting processing 93% of the vote.

photo: kremlin.ru

According to the latest data, “United Russia” under party lists and according to their mandate gets 76,22% of the votes, thereby making a constitutional majority (it requires a two-thirds vote of Parliament, i.e. more than 66% of the seats). Thus, the party will be able to rewrite the Constitution of the Russian Federation excluding its first articles.

Other parliamentary parties are the same that were present in earlier convening: at the moment in second place is the Communist party (9,34%, or 42 seats), the third – LDPR (8,67%, or 39 seats) and Fair Russia (5,11% of the seats, or 23 seats).

Also in the Duma will be three deputies from single-seat districts non-parliamentary parties: the leaders of the “Civic platform” Rifat Shaikhutdinov, of “Rodina” Alexey Zhuravlev, and the independent candidate, Vladislav Reznik.

Read how the opposition lost the elections in single-member districts.

Note, however, that Resnick was previously the EP and, according to experts, distanced himself from her in connection with a criminal investigation conducted against him in Spain. Zhuravlev is also a native of the EP, and Shaikhutdinov – from LDPR. Leadership in the “Civic platform” he received after the deprivation of rights on the party of Mikhail Prokhorov.

Recall that according to party lists and single-mandate constituencies were distributed to 225 seats, the next elections to the Duma should take place in 2021. The turnout in these elections was extremely low at 47,81%.

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