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MOSCOW, December 9 (Itar-Tass) —— The Russian Central Elections Commission will publish the results of the elections in the sixth State Duma in the Saturday issue of the state government-controlled daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta on December 10, deputy chief editor of the newspaper Timofey Kuznetsov told reporters on Friday.
The Central Elections Commission will have a meeting at 8 p.m. Moscow time on Friday to make public the official results of the elections to the sixth State Duma.
“The Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily will publish the final documents of the Central Elections Commission in its Saturday issue, Kuznetsov elaborated. “We will publish the data, what percentage of votes each party, which was running in the parliamentary elections, gained. Meanwhile, the newspaper will publish the list of deputies, which were elected in the sixth State Duma,” he said.
According to the CEC preliminary reports, United Russia gained about 50% of votes. United Russia will have a majority in the lower house of parliament with 238 mandates out of 450 mandates. The CPRF is coming second with a little less than 20% of votes (92 mandates). Just Russia polled more than 13% (64 seats). The LDPR got about 12% (56 seats).
Yabloko, Right Cause and Patriots of Russia failed to clear the 7% election hurdle.
The elections in the State Duma were held on December 4. The State Duma was elected for the next five years.