Putin’s United Russia Gets 45% in Duma Election, Exit Poll Shows

September 18, 2016 6:46 PM

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Putin’s United Russia Gets 45% in Duma Election, Exit Poll Shows

The pro-Kremlin United Russia party won 44.5 percent of the vote, according to a state-conducted exit poll, in the first parliamentary elections since a disputed ballot in 2011 sparked the biggest protests of President Vladimir Putin’s decade-and-a-half rule.

The ruling party received nearly three times as much support as the second-placed nationalist Liberal Democratic Party, which got 15.3 percent, according to the survey of more than 112,000 voters by the VTsIOM polling company. The Communist Party was next with 14.9 percent followed by Fair Russia wi...

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