Russia’s ruling United Russia party won 99.48 percent of votes in the North Caucasus republic of Chechnya during Sunday's parliamentary elections, the republican election committee said on Monday.© RIA Novosti. Said Tsarnaev
GROZNY, December 5 (RIA Novosti)
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Russia’s ruling United Russia party won 99.48 percent of votes in the North Caucasus republic of Chechnya during Sunday's parliamentary elections, the republican election committee said on Monday.
With a 99.5 percent voter turnout at 456 polling stations, United Russia received support of 607,909 voters in Chechnya.
Other registered parties shared the remaining 0.5 percent, with A Just Russia being the second (0.18 percent) and the ultranationalist LDPR being the last (0.02 percent).
According to the nearly complete official count of votes around the country, the pro-Kremlin United Russia took 49.67 percent of the votes overall, a far cry from the commanding two-thirds constitutional majority the party held in the State Duma for the past four years.
Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly said in a preliminary report that the vote count "was characterized by frequent procedural violations and instances of apparent manipulation, including several serious indications of ballot box stuffing.”
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- email@example.comAmazing voter support and turn out at 99.5%19:01, 05/12/2011With a 99.5 percent voter turnout at 456 polling stations, United Russia received support of 607,909 voters in Chechnya.
This is just amazing!
In Canada these days if you can get 50% of the voters out it is a really big deal.
So to be able to get a 99.5% voter turnout is really pretty incredible.
I congratulate all of the voters of Chechnya for their support of the Russian election.
It would make for an interesting RIA Novosti article to learn why the Chechnyains are so passionate about their right to vote.
It is inspiring to see so many people in Chechnya supporting their democratic freedom to vote.
Even more interesting that 99.6% of the vote went to the United Russia party. Normally there is more of a variation in how people vote.
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