Dec. 4, 2011 Held


Russian Federation

Election for Gosudarstvennaya Duma (State Duma)


Cast Votes:65,656,526
Valid Votes:64,623,062
Invalid Votes:1,033,464


Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

United Russia Bloc 238 - 32,379,135


The Communist Party of the Russian Federation 92 - 12,599,507


A Just Russia 64 - 8,695,522


Liberal Democratic Party of Russia 56 - 7,664,570


More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 450 seats in the State Duma (Gosudarstvennaya Duma)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Dmitry Anatolyevich MEDVEDEV
  • Head of Government: Premier Vladimir Vladimirovich PUTIN
  • 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 6-year term.
  • The Premier is appointed by the president.
  • In the Federation Council (Sovet Federatsii) 178 members are appointed by regional governing councils*. In the State Duma (Gosudarstvennaya Duma) 450 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.**

* There are 89 constituencies with a district magnitude of two. Terms to the Federation Council are not nationally fixed, Terms instead are determined according to the regional bodies they represent.

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

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 142,960,868 (2011)
  • Registered Voters: 109,237,780 (December 2011)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 76,657,749 (2011)

·         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: 61 (State Duma) following the 2011 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: 21,444,130 (est.)