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Putin to attend United Russia party congress

June 27, 3:51 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who chairs the party, will also attend the congress
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MOSCOW, June 27. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will on Monday attend a congress of the United Russia ruling party, underway in Moscow, the Kremlin press service reported.

"Within the framework of the congress work, the party’s election program for the next five years will be approved, and party lists of candidates at elections to the State Duma of the VII convocation will be presented," the statement said.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who chairs the party, will also attend the congress.

Elections to the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, will be held September 18 in line with a mixed system: 225 deputies will be elected on party lists, 225 - on single-member constituencies. On June 17 Putin signed a decree to appoint elections, and it was published the same day, giving a start to the election campaign in Russia.

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