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Putin's Party to Retain Power in Sunday's Parliamentary Elections

The first results from voting for Russia’s parliamentary elections show the ruling United Russia well ahead of its rival parties.   With less than 7 percent of the ballots counted, President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia had close to 45 percent of the vote, with the Liberal Democrat Party trailing with 18 percent of the vote, the Communists 14 percent and A Just Russia about 8 percent. The chief of the Russian Election Commission, Ella Pamfilova, said in a televised...

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