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3-day parliamentary election begun in Russia

International Desk
parliamentary election in Russia
Russia's three-day parliamentary elections began on Friday, September 17. The ruling party United Russia is hoping to win again.

Voting for parliamentary and local elections is taking place in a wide area of ​​11 time zones in Russia, the world's largest country. As Moscow residents prepare to go to bed, people from the eastern Chukutkha and Kamchatka regions rush to the polls.

14 parties are participating in this election. Voting will continue until next Sunday. Ila Pamphilova, head of the country's Central Election Commission, urged voters to go to the polls.

Despite strong criticism of the opposition's crackdown, United Vladimir Putin's pro-United Russia party has shown no signs of abating in parliament.

Meanwhile, President Vladimir Putin, in a video message, called on Russians to vote on Thursday.

United Russia now has a single majority in the 450-seat Duma. Earlier, President Putin had a chance to amend the constitution with their support. Amending the constitution removes Putin's impediment to standing for re-election and paves the way for him to remain in power until 2036.

Vladimir Putin has been in power in Russia since 1999. However, he has not yet announced whether he will contest the 2024 elections. This time, however, thousands of people protested in Moscow in protest of the Corona pandemic and inflation, and the repression of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his supporters.

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