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Putin's Party Retains Power in Sunday's Parliamentary Elections

Early election results show Russia's ruling party has won Sunday's parliamentary election, amid reports of election violations and visible voter apathy in the country's two largest cities.   With more than 22 percent of the ballots counted, President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia Party had more than 50 percent of the vote, with the Liberal Democrat Party trailing with 15 percent of the vote, the Communists 14 percent and A Just Russia about 6 percent. The chief...

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