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9th Dec 2016

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Putin party crushes opponents in Russia election

Vladimir Putin's ruling United Russia secured more than half the votes in Sunday's parliamentary elections, according to early counts by the central election commission. The Communist Party and Liberal Democratic Party took roughly 14 percent each. The liberal party, Yabloko, and PARNAS, led by former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, all risk falling short of the 5 percent threshold to win seats in the national parliament, the Duma.

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