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Pro-Putin Party Wins Duma Elections Decisively Despite Low Turnout

Russian President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party pulled off a landslide victory in Sunday's elections for seats in the State Duma, the lower house of Russia's parliament. Putin's party won 54 percent of the vote with a historically low voter turnout — just 48 percent. The victory gives United Russia an additional 105 seats in the 450-seat Duma. Trailing far behind were the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) and the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia...

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