Russian Legislative Election, 2011

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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.

Parties

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%

Timeline

2011

July 7:

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.