20 of September. Last Sunday (September 18) election to the lower house of Parliament declared valid. "United Russia" won the victory and received in the seventh convocation of the State Duma the constitutional majority. The voter turnout according to the CEC, made up 47,74%.
The currently processed 99% of final protocols of election commissions. The fact that United Russia will win first place, no doubt about it still on election day. With a score of 54.17%, the party broke its own record is nine years old and got 343 parliamentary seats out of 450. For the constitutional majority that allows one faction to adopt constitutional laws without the involvement of other factions, it would be enough of 300 seats.
The main intrigue was who would take second place. The fight for second place were the Communist party and LDPR. All night parties were to each other, and still second place until the end and not given to any of them. The minimal advantage (13,37 vs 13,17) save the Communists. Fourth place - "Fair Russia", managed to gain of 6.21% of the votes.
Other parties failed to overcome the lower barrier of 5%. The places were distributed as follows:
5. "Communists of Russia" (2.30%)
6. "Apple" (1,95%);
7. The Russian party of pensioners for justice (1.75 percent);
8. "Homeland" (1,48%);
9. Party growth (1,26%)%
10. "Green" (0,76%);
11. Parnas (0,72%);
12. "Patriots Of Russia" (0,59%);
13. "Civic platform" (0,22%);
14. Civil force (0,14%).
In single-member districts the advantage of "United Russia" was even tangible. Candidates from "ER" had secured 203 of the 206 constituencies where they presented candidates in only three they lost to the first place candidates from the Communist party. Among the winners in single-mandate candidates from the "United Russia" such politicians and famous people like cosmonauts Elena Serova and Maxim Suraev, figure skater Irina Rodnina, the Commissioner for the rights of the child in the Moscow region, Oksana Pushkina. In the Altai territory won by the Deputy Governor, the candidate from "ER" Daniil Bessarabov, received 36 and 76% of the vote (for comparison, in the second place the candidate from the party "Yabloko" with 11.56% of the votes).
From "Fair Russia" and the Communist party victory has managed to win seven of the candidates in single-mandate candidates from LDPR – five. One mandate in the districts received the party "Civic platform" (in Bashkortostan – Rifat Shaikhutdinov), "homeland" (Voronezh Alexey Zhuravlev). One mandate was received by the independent candidate Vladislav Reznik.
Voter turnout was, according to the Central election Commission, 47,81%. "The turnout, as the turnout" - briefly commented on the CEC Chairman, Ella Pamfilova.
In the course of these elections was recorded much fewer violations than during the previous campaign. According to estimates by the CEC, the level of violations and abuses during the vote could not question the legitimacy of the elections. The head of the CEC noted that the staff of the electoral Commission in many regions have experienced huge bureaucratic pressure, causing the head of the CEC had to work "Scarecrow". "What to do? I believe that it is this rigidity and yielded results", - quoted "the Russian newspaper" the words of Ella Pamfilova.
With the fact that the elections were transparent and open, agreed by the head of mission of international observers from the CIS Vladimir Garkun. "Really, we can talk about greater democracy. My words are not cliches, I was an observer at the elections in 2011. Then we conducted the same election monitoring and, of course, I have something to compare," said Garkun.
The high assessment of the activities of the CEC and gave the head of the monitoring Commission of the parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE Marietta of Tidei. "Ms. Ella Pamfilova used all the tools at the disposal of the CEC to demonstrate that all actions have consequences" - quoted "the Russian newspaper" the words of Marietta Tidei.
It should be noted that in the last election was much more international observers than elections in 2011 and 2007. In General, the elections to the state Duma of the seventh convocation was 774 accredited international observers from 10 international organizations and 63 countries. For comparison: in the elections to the state Duma of the sixth and fifth convocations, the number of international observers was 299 and 688, respectively.
Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov has promised that the party will stick to election promises. "I would like to thank all voters who supported our team. From our party in the state Duma Ivan Melnikov and Vladimir Kashin – people with great knowledge and an excellent reputation," - said Gennady Zyuganov.
LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky is sure that the situation in the state Duma of the new convocation will be more favorable than in the previous year. He also expressed satisfaction at the recent elections.
The Chairman "Fair Russia" Sergei Mironov promised that the party will hold a separate work on the study of "why voters, who have always supported us during the election campaign, remained at home."
The final results of the elections to the State Duma of the seventh convocation will be announced this week Friday (23 September), when the CEC will formally complete all the necessary procedures. However, any significant changes in the results of the vote, according to the CEC head Ella Pamfilova, should not be expected. "Small adjustments can of course be, but in General the picture is clear and definite", she concluded.