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Elections in Russia

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Template:Politics of Russia Elections in Russia gives information on election and election results in Russia.

Russia elects on federal level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a four year term by the people. The Federal Assembly (Federalnoe Sobranie) has two chambers. The State Duma (Gosudarstvennaja Duma) has 450 members, elected for a four year term, 225 members elected in single-seat constuencies and 225 members by proportional representation. The Federation Council (Sovet Federacii) has 178 members: 2 delegates for each region.


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Last elections

Past elections

Duma 1999 elections

Voting for party

  1. 24.29% Communist Party of the Russian Federation
  2. 23.32% Unity
  3. 13.33% Fatherland-All Russia
  4. 8.52% Union of Right Forces
  5. 5.98% Liberal Democratic Party (Zhirinovsky Bloc)
  6. 5.93% Yabloko
  • 5% is the threshold a party must achieve in order to gain seats in parliament
  • 3,3% against all

Total seats in Duma

(= voting for parties+voting for individual candidates):

  • 90 Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF)
  • 82 Unity
  • 57 People's Deputies faction
  • 45 Fatherland-All Russia (OVR)
  • 42 Russia's Regions
  • 39 Agro-industrial faction
  • 32 Union of Right Forces
  • 21 Yabloko
  • 17 Liberal Democratic Party of Russia
  • 16 independents
  • 8 repeat election required
  • 1 vacant
  • == 450 total ==

See also

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