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Russia’s Ruling Party Leading in Elections as Putin Looks to Tighten Grip

Russia’s Ruling Party Leading in Elections as Putin Looks to Tighten Grip
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MOSCOW – Russia’s ruling Party appeared to be on track to retain its majority in parliament. This would allow President Vladimir Putin to continue his control of the country’s main power levers ..

The preliminary results showed that the pro-Kremlin United Russia was the winner 45% of the votes cast. This was followed by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (with 22%) and the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (with around 8%), according to the early results of Russia’s electoral commission, which is based upon 30% of the ballots.

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