Russia votes in election unlikely to loosen Putin's grip on power

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Exit poll by state-run pollster suggests Putin’s United Russia party has received 44.5% of the vote – around 30% more than the second-place party

Russia voted in parliamentary elections on Sunday and there was a notably low turnout in big cities.

The results are not expected to lead to any dramatic changes; the established political parties are all broadly supportive of the country’s president, Vladimir Putin, and the low turnout suggested more opposition-minded urban Russians simply stayed at home.

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