ElectionGudie

Dec. 7, 2003 Held

60,633,179
Voted
Russia

Russian Federation

Election for Gosudarstvennaya Duma (Russian Federal Duma)

Results

55%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:60,633,179
Valid Votes:59,684,768
Invalid Votes:984,411

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

United Russia 221 - 22,529,459

38.00%

The Communist Party of the Russian Federation 51 - 7,622,568

12.80%

Liberal Democratic Party of Russia 37 - 6,923,444

11.70%

Homeland People's Patriotic Union 37 - 5,443,053

9.20%

Others 74 - 3,027,021

5.10%

Russian Democratic Party Yabloko 4 - 2,601,549

4.40%

Union of Right Forces 3 - 2,390,868

4.00%

Agrarian Party of Russia 3 - 2,201,806

3.70%

Russian Pensioner's Party 1 - - 1,869,729

3.10%

Rebirth of Russia 3 - 1,137,193

1.90%

People's Party 16 - 707,434

1.20%

More Info:

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 Mikhail Mikhalovich KASYANOV
  • 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), 225 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms and 225 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies.**

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

** There is a 5% threshold in the proportional tier.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Bloc: United Russia*
    • Leader: Boris Vyacheslavovich GRYZLOV and Sergei SHOIGU
    • Seats won in this State Duma election: 221
    • Seats won in last State Duma election: 141
  • Party: The Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF)
    • Leader: Gennadiy Andreyavich ZYUGANOV
    • Seats won in this State Duma election: 51
    • Seats won in last State Duma election: 113
  • Party: Liberal Democratic Party of Russia
    • Leader: Vladimir Volfovich ZHIRINOVSKY
    • Seats won in this State Duma election: 36
    • Seats won in last State Duma election: 17
  • Bloc: Motherland-National Patriotic Union Bloc
    • Leader: Dmitry ROGOZIN and Sergey Y. GLAZIEV
    • Seats won in this State Duma election: 37
    • Seats won in last State Duma election: N/A
  • Party: Union of Rightist Forces (SPS)
    • Leader: Boris NEMTSOV, Anatoliy Borisovich CHUBAYS, Yegor Timurovich GAYDAR, Irinia Mutsuovna KHAKAMADA
    • Seats won in this State Duma election: 3
    • Seats won in last State Duma election: 29
  • Party: Yabloko Party
    • Leader: Grigorily Aekseyavich YAVLINSKIY
    • Seats won in this State Duma election: 4
    • Seats won in last State Duma election: 21
  • Party: Our Home is Russia (NDR)
    • Leader: Vladimir RYZHKOV
    • Seats won in this State Duma election: N/A
    • Seats won in last State Duma election: 7
  • Party: Against All Candidates
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this State Duma election: 0
    • Seats won in last State Duma election: N/A
  • Party: Others
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this State Duma election: 98
    • Seats won in last State Duma election: N/A

* United Russia was formed in December 2001 when the Unity (Edinstvo) party merged with the Father-Land All Russia party (OVR) to contest the 2003 elections. The Unity Party secured 73 seats while the OVR secured 68 seats in the last elections.

Last Parliamentary election:

  • According to the electoral commission, about 2,030 candidates and 23 electoral associations competed for the 450 seats in the State Duma.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 144,648,257 (2003)
  • Registered Voters: 108,906,244 (2003)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 77,180,286 (2003)

·         Is Russia a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Russia ratified CEDAW: Yes (23 January 1981)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 45 (State Duma) following the 2003 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 50 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Russia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (24 September 2008)

·         Has Russia ratified CRPD: Yes (25 September 2012)

·         Population with a disability: 21,697,238 (est.)