ElectionGudie

Dec. 2, 2007 Confirmed

109,145,517
Registered to Vote
Russian Federation

Russian Federation

Election for Sovet Federatsii (Russian Federation Council)

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At stake in this election:

  • 450 seats in the State Duma (Gosudarstvennaya Duma)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Vladimir Vladimirovich PUTIN
  • Head of Government: Premier Viktor Alekseyevich ZUBKOV
  • Assembly: Russia has a bicameral Federal Assembly (Federalnoye Sobraniye) consisting of the Federation Council (Sovet Federatsii) with 178 seats and the State Duma (Gosudarstvennaya Duma) with 450 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 4-year term.
  • The Premier is appointed by the President.
  • In the Federation Council (Sovet Federatsii) 178 members are appointed by regional governing councils to serve 4-year terms*. In the State Duma (Gosudarstvennaya Duma) 450 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.**

* Members appointed by the top executive and legislative officials in each of the 89 federal administrative units.

** Seats are allocated using the Hare quota. There is one, nationwide district and a minimum threshold of 7%.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: United Russia Bloc
    Leader: Boris GRIZLOV
    Seats won in this State Duma election: 315
    Seats won in last State Duma election: 222
  • Party: The Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF)
    Leader: Gennadiy Andreyavich ZYUGANOV
    Seats won in this State Duma election: 57
    Seats won in last State Duma election: 53
  • Party: Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR)
    Leader: Vladimir Volfovich ZHIRINOVSKIY
    Seats won in this State Duma election: 40
    Seats won in last State Duma election: 38
  • Party: A Just Russia (JR)
    Leader: Sergey MIRONOV
    Seats won in this State Duma election: 38
    Seats won in last State Duma election: 0

Last Parliamentary election:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 141,377,752 (July 2007 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 109,145,517 (December 2007 )