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Putin’s party expected to secure emphatic win as polls close in Russia

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Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party is expected to secure an emphatic win as polls close in the country’s parliamentary election.

Preliminary results from the Central Election Committee, based on just 9% of votes counted, showed that United Russia won 38.57% of the vote.

Initial results also showed the Communist Party finishing in second place with 25.17% of the vote, followed by the nationalist LDPR party with 9.6%.

Allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny had urged Russians to follow his tactical voting strategy, which amounts
to supporting the candidate most likely to defeat United Russia in a given electoral district.

The vote was marred by numerous reports of violations, including ballot-stuffing, inadequate security and pressure on election monitors.

Sky News’s Moscow correspondent, Diana Magnay, said it was too early to say whether Mr Navalny’s strategy had made a difference.

The big question for United Russia, she added, is “whether they’ll keep their supermajority in parliament, or whether they will have to share power a little bit more”.

But even if it is the latter, “sharing power in any case is with parties that are essentially managed by the Kremlin”, she pointed out.

 Sky News

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