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MOSCOW, September 19. /TASS/. The United Russia party wins 51.04% at the elections to the Russian State Duma after 25% of ballots were counted, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said on Monday.
The Liberal Democractic Party of Russia (LDPR) won 15.1%, the Communist Party (CPRF) — 14.85%, A Just Russia party — 6.42%.
Russia’s Communists are at the fifth place with 2.65% of votes. They are followed by the Russian Party of Pensioners for Justice (1.84%), Rodina (1.39%), Yabloko (1.42%), the Party of Growth (1.02%), the Green party (0.73%), Russia’s Patriots (0.68%), Parnas (0.63%), Civil Platform (0.24%). The Civil Power party is at the last place with 0.13% of votes.
Elections to the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of Parliament, were held on September 18 in a split system: 225 members of parliament were elected by party tickets, while the other 225 were elected in one-seat constituencies.
More than 111 million people were eligible to vote in the election and no minimal turnout was required.
On the same day, 39 Russian regions went to the polls to elect their legislative assemblies, direct elections of top officials took place in seven regions. Besides that, around 5,000 municipal elections were also held.
The number of registered candidates for the upcoming elections at all levels, from federal to municipal, exceeded 103,000 office-seekers.