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September 19, 2016 9:46 am

Putin-Backed Party Wins Majority in Russian Election

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Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

United Russia, backed by President Vladimir Putin, has won a majority in the country’s parliamentary election, far ahead of rival parties.

With 93% of the votes counted, the party has secured 54.2% of ballots and 343 seats in the 450-member parliament, officials say.

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  • Cheryl Cooper

    They have elections?

    • Kuner1

      Yes and unlike in the US or recently in Austria, there isn’t much voter fraud either.

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