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MOSCOW, September 19. /TASS/. The United Russia party will have a constitutional majority in the State Duma of the 7th convocation, First Deputy Speaker of the Duma Alexander Zhukov said on Monday.
"I think (the United Russia party) will get a constitutional majority," Zhukov told Rossiya 1 TV channel.
Zhukov also noted dominance of the United Russia candidates in one-seat constituencies where they are getting 200 seats, according to preliminary results.
It was earlier reported that the United Russia party won 52.72% of votes after 37.84% of ballots were counted. At the same time, candidates from the United Russia party lead in 203 one-seat constituencies after 40.01% of ballots were counted.
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.