Polling Centers: Pro-Putin Party Expected to Win Parliamentary Elections
Russians cast their ballots in the final stretch of the parliamentary elections, in which the ruling party is expected to win.
Russians are casting their votes on Sunday on the last day of the 3-day parliamentary elections, in which the ruling party is expected to win.
Government polling centers show that the pro-Putin party is contending with waning approval, but is still more popular than its closest two competitors: the Communist Party and the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, which often supports the Kremlin.
The United Russia Party often wins close to three-quarters of the 450-seat Duma. This relatively large number aided the Kremlin last year in passing constitutional amendments that allow the Russian president to run for president for another two terms after 2024, making it possible for him to remain in the presidential seat until the year 2036.
On Sunday, Moscow’s official election monitoring website released data that shows that more than 1.7 million citizens from the capital cast their votes in the parliamentary elections by way of electronic voting.
The Deputy Chairman of the Central Election Commission, Nikolai Bulaev, said on Saturday that more than 7,500 users are all simultaneously following the voting process in Russia in 30 thousand polling centers, via video monitoring software.
Moreover, the Chairman of the Civic Chamber’s Coordinating Council for Public Control over Voting, Maxim Grigoriev, announced that more than 380 international observers and experts are monitoring the elections in Russia in general monitoring centers.