20 Sep 2021 19:11

United Russia gets more votes than other parties in Duma elections, wins constitutional majority - CEC chair

MOSCOW. Sept 20 (Interfax) - The United Russia party has garnered more votes in the elections to the State Duma than any other party, securing a constitutional majority, Central Elections Commission (CEC) Chairperson Ella Pamfilova said on Monday.

"There'll be eight or more parties in total in the State Duma, that is, five parliamentary and three non-parliamentary parties," Pamfilova said at the CEC.

"This is perhaps the most significant distinction of this campaign. As you see, United Russia has garnered more votes than others, thus securing itself a constitutional majority, even though its results are now slightly below the 2016 mark," she said.

Additionally, the heads of administrations have been elected in nine regions of Russia, she said.

"Nine heads of Russia's regions were running in the elections, among them six winners represented the United Russia party, one self-nominated candidate, one from the Liberal Democratic Party, and one from the Communist Party," Pamfilova said.