Russian Legislative Election, 2011
The Russian Legislative Election, 2011 will be held on December 4, 2011.
The 450 seats in the State Duma, which is the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia are up for election. 226 seats are needed for majority.
|Party||Leader||Seats in Last Election||Percentage|
|United Russia||Vladimir Putin||315 seats||64.3%|
|Communist Party of Russian Federation||Gennady Zyuganov||57 seats||11.57%|
|Liberal Democratic Party of Russia||Vladimir Zhirinovsky||40 seats||8.14%|
|A Just Russia||Nikolai Levichev||38 seats||7.74%|
The European Parliament called on Russia to guarantee free elections and lift curbs on the opposition People's Freedom Party, saying such restrictions showed continuing obstacles to political pluralism. A resolution was passed with a clear majority by the parliament in Strasbourg. Russia condemned the resolution saying that such a resolution amounted to interference in its internal affairs.