Putin’s party set to retain parliamentary majority after polls


Russian President Vladimir Putin’s party is set to retain a majority in Parliament on the last day of three-day elections in which most Kremlin critics were barred from running. – EPA pic, September 19, 2021.

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin’s party was set today to retain a majority in Parliament on the last day of three-day elections in which most Kremlin critics were barred from running.

The vote comes in the wake of an unprecedented crackdown on the opposition this year, with Russian authorities jailing Putin’s best-known domestic foe Alexei Navalny and banning his organisations as “extremist”.


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