Monday, December 05, 2011

Russia: United Russia retains Government with 53% Majority

Exit Polls place United Russia with 49.99% of the overall vote followed by the Communist Party on 19.32%, Fair Russia on 12.99% and Libdems on 11.78%.  The remaining patrties representing 5.9% fell below the 7% representation threshold.

When translated into Russian Duma seats in the  United Russia Party lead by Vladamir Putin is expected to win just over 53.% of the seats. Russia goes to the polls again in 2012 to elect its President. Vladimir Putin who has a higher personal vote is expected to win in first round of voting.

Party Vote% Seats% Seats
United Russia 49.97% 53.13%          239
Fair Russia 12.99% 13.81%            62
Libdems 11.78% 12.52%            56
Communist Party 19.32% 20.54%            92
Others 5.9%
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94.06%
         450

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