Russian Federation

United Russia wins elections


The party of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, United Russia, is reported as having won decisively in the regional elections which took place yesterday (Sunday 13th March 2011). 

As yet these are early results, with opponents and independent observers saying that the elections were marred by fraud.  Golos, an independent monitoring group said that it had received over 400 reports of problems at polling stations.

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