The elections to the State Duma took place, according to the preliminary results of voting, five political parties are going to the lower house of the new convocation, said Ella Pamfilova, chair of the Central Election Commission (CEC). The CEC meeting was broadcast on the commission’s website.
“The elections have taken place. Turnout, now the results have not been fully summed up, turnout is 51.68%. Not four, as it has been since 1990, are passing by, but five parliamentary parties. Moreover, in addition to five self-nominated candidates, there will also be representatives of three parties in their personal capacity, ”Pamfilova said. According to her, the ruling United Russia retained its constitutional majority, but “slightly worsened” its result.
“In total, eight parties will be represented in the Duma – five parliamentary and three non-parliamentary. This is the biggest difference between the campaign, ”the CEC chairwoman said, calling such results“ an increase in political diversity ”.
The CEC promises to sum up the final results of the voting on Friday, September 24.
Earlier, the CEC published the results of processing 99% of the PEC protocols. According to them, United Russia is in the lead (49.82% of the votes). The second place belongs to the Communist Party of the Russian Federation – 19%, the third place is taken by the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia with 7.49%. The parties “Fair Russia – For Truth” (7.42%), as well as the party “New People” (5.35%) managed to overcome the 5% barrier.
Participating in the voting Yabloko, Party of Growth, Party of Pensioners, Communists of Russia and other parties did not pass the barrier. However, representatives of Rodina, the Party of Growth and the Civil Platform, as well as five self-nominated candidates, won in a number of single-mandate constituencies.