After 90.6% of the ballots processed, the leader of Russian parliament (Duma) elections is “United Russia” with 36.84%. Communist Party of Russian Federation is next with 12.74%, then comes Liberal Democrats with 11.8% and “Rodina” (Homeland) had 9.2% at the time. Fifty independent candidates also won places in next Duma. The following parties did not receive the needed minimum of 5%, and hence will not get any places by federal list (only 5-6 individual candidates from these parties will sit in Duma): “Yabloko” (4.3%), SPS (Union of Right Forces) (3.9%), Agricultural Party (3.8%), Russian pensioners and Social Justice party (3.2%), “Russia Renaissance party – party of Life” (1.9%), Union (1.2%), People’s Party (1.2%), “New course – automobile Russia” (0.8%), Rus (0.3%), Party of peace and unity (0.3%), Russian Democratic party (0.2%), True Patriots of Russia (0.2%)
The remaining parties did not gather more than 0.2%.
4.74% of the electioneers voted against all parties.
The final results will be ready by 15:00 Moscow time.
Europe has recognised the need for negotiations with Russia to discuss the security system on the continent. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is going to Macedonia for meetings with colleagues within the OSCE