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Ruling Russian party predicted to lose seats

12-05-2011 10:40 BJT Special Report:Russia Presidential Election 2012 |

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It looks likely that Valdimir Putin's ruling party has been dealt a heavy blow in the Russian Duma elections.

Exit polls show the United Russia Party could end up with significant cuts to its parliamentary majority, when results are announced later on Monday.

Prime Minister Putin’s party is predicted to eventually hold less than 50 percent of seats after Sunday’s election -- although it will still remain the biggest party in the country.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meet members
of the United Russia party and its supporters at the party's headquarters in Moscow,
Russia, Dec. 4, 2011, after the conclusion of the country's sixth parliamentary
elections. (Xinhua/RIA Novosti)

It’s Russia’s sixth election to the State Duma since 1993. Russia’s Interior Ministry says there’s been no serious fraud during the polling.

Vladimir Putin.

Mikhail Kasyanov,Boris Nemtsov.

Vladimir Putin.

Exit polls show the United Russia Party could end up with significant cuts to its
parliamentary majority, when results are announced later on Monday.

Exit polls show the United Russia Party could end up with significant cuts to its
parliamentary majority, when results are announced later on Monday.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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