ElectionGudie

Dec. 4, 2011 Held

65,656,526
Voted
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Russian Federation

Election for Gosudarstvennaya Duma (State Duma)

Results

59%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:65,656,526
Valid Votes:64,623,062
Invalid Votes:1,033,464

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

United Russia Bloc 238 - 32,379,135

49.32%

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

19.19%

A Just Russia 64 - 8,695,522

13.24%

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

11.67%

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: 138,739,892 (July 2011 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 109,237,780 (December 2011 )