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Voters’ turnout in last Russian elections surpasses those in 2016

Voters’ turnout in last Russian elections surpasses those in 2016

Moscow, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Voters' turnout in the recent elections of candidates to the State Duma (Lower House of Parliament) of the Russian Federation was 51.72%, the Central Elections Commission formarlly reported. It outstrips that of 2016 when 47.88% of the electorate voted.
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President of the Commission Ella Pamfílova pointed out that 56,484,685 voters participated in the elections, out of 109,204,662 registered.

As a result of the process, which lasted from September 17th until 19th, 40,605 votes were annulled in 43 regions of the country, and the results in 13 voting centers were cancelled outright.

According to Pamfílova, 200 denounces of alleged falsifications of voting information reached the Commission, and another 166 were made on possible pressure on voters.

However, she assured that the Commission approved the results of the voting and deemed the elections valid.

Pamfílova confirmed the victory of the ruling party Russia United, which obtained 324 seats in the Duma, thus securing the constitutional majority.

It was followed by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, with 57 seats, Just Russia-Patriots for Truth, with 27, the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, with 21, and New People, with 13.

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