Putin's 'United Russia' set to win elections despite public anger

September 16, 2016 4:49 PM

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Russia's political scene will be closely watched this weekend as President Vladimir Putin's party is tested in parliamentary and regional elections.

Despite the declining popularity of Putin's United Russia party – although not of Putin himself – it is still expected to win the September 18 elections to the lower chamber of parliament (the State Duma) and gain an absolute majority of mandates, analysts predict.

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