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'The result has cost Putin and his party their image of electoral invincibility' (Photo: ec.europa.eu)

Russia's post-BRIC election

With the results for the Russian parliamentary election almost all counted, it is clear that Vladimir Putin and his party United Russia have received both another landslide victory and a bruising defeat.

Preliminary results indicate United Russia has secured just about 50 percent of the vote. But they also show that despite thousands of recorded cases of electoral fraud and deeply suspicious 90 percent of the vote in much of the North Caucasus, the party has lost the 2/3 super-majority ...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

'The result has cost Putin and his party their image of electoral invincibility' (Photo: ec.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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