More than half of voters opt for Putin-backed United Russia, while three other parties to make it to Duma favour Kremlin
Russia’s new parliament will be overwhelmingly loyal to the Kremlin, after elections marked by a record low turnout threw up few surprises.
With more than 93% of the votes counted on Monday morning, the United Russia party, backed by Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, and led by its prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, had won 54% of the vote. The other three parties to clear the 5% barrier required to make it into the Duma are all broadly loyal to the Kremlin line. United Russia will take more than three-quarters of the 450 seats in the Duma.
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