Saturday, September 17, 2016

Russians Go To The Polls This Sunday For Parliamentary And Regional Elections

CNBC: Putin's 'United Russia' set to win elections despite public anger

Russia's political scene will be closely watched this weekend as the President Vladimir Putin's party is tested in parliamentary and regional elections.

Despite the declining popularity of Putin's United Russia party – although not of Putin himself – it is still expected to win the 18 September elections to the lower chamber of parliament (the State Duma) and gain an absolute majority of mandates, analysts predict.

"Some newcomers are likely to enter parliament, but the chamber will continue to be dominated by pro-Kremlin parties," Otilia Dhand, senior vice president of risk consultancy Teneo Intelligence, said in a note earlier this week.

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Putin Urges People to 'Vote For Russia' in Election -- Newsweek
Russia's sole liberal opposition MP fights for political survival -- Reuters
Russian elections: Trying to look democratic -- DW
Putin will make Russia’s elections this Sunday the most tightly controlled in 16 years. Here’s why. -- Robert Person, Washington Post
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What to expect from the 2016 Russian parliamentary elections -- Russia Direct
Russia’s Opposition, While Repressed, May Be Its Own Worst Enemy -- NYT
The Most Shocking Moments From Russia's 'Sluggish' Election Campaign -- Newsweek
How Maria Baronova Became the Face of Russia’s Opposition -- Alec Luhn, Time
Russians will be voting on Sunday. Here’s what you need to know. -- Ben Noble, Washington Post
4 Things to Watch in Russia’s Parliamentary Elections -- WSJ
Russia goes to the polls. How much change can elections bring? -- Fred Weir, CSM
After nearly two decades in power, what next for Vladimir Putin - and Russia? -- The Telegraph

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