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Election officials declare a majority win for United Russia in State Duma vote

Following three days of voting over the weekend in the nationwide election to the State Duma, Russia’s Central Election Commission reported on Tuesday, September 21, that 100 percent of the ballots casted had been processed.

According to the official results, five parties cleared the five percent threshold and made it into the lower house of the Russian parliament:

  • United Russia — 49.82 percent
  • Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) — 18.93 percent
  • Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) — 7.55 percent
  • A Just Russia — For Truth — 7.46 percent
  • New People — 5.32 percent 

The ruling United Russia party also won the election in 198 single-mandate constituencies. As such, overall, it will retain a constitutional majority of more than 300 seats in the State Duma. 

Update. Later in the day on Tuesday, the Central Election Commission announced the number of seats in the State Duma each party will receive. United Russia will have 324 of the parliament’s 450 seats, the KPRF will hold 57, A Just Russia — 27, and the LDPR — 21. The New People party, which will enter the Duma for the first time, will receive 13 seats.

The KPRF won the election in nine single-mandate constituencies, A Just Russia in eight, and the LDPR in two. Rodina, The Party of Growth, and Civic Platform won in one single-mandate constituency each. Five self-nominated candidates passed to the Duma, as well. 

Voter turnout in the State Duma elections was 51.58 percent.

The Central Election Commission intends to announce the final election results on Friday, September 24. 

Voting in the State Duma elections ran from September 17–19, 2021. The day after the elections, the United States, the European Union, and the UK criticized the conditions under which the vote took place due to government restriction of political pluralism and pressure on the opposition.

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