Post analysis of the Russia Duma elections

December 6, 2007, briefing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe by United States. Congress. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

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  • Russia (Federation),
  • Elections,
  • Russia (Federation). Federalʹnoe Sobranie. Gosudarstvennai︠a︡ Duma,
  • Political participation
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Results from Russia's parliamentary vote earlier this month are studded with red flags that suggest broad electoral fraud, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.   The Resignation of Russia's Government. Janu At his annual address to the Federal Assembly on Wednesday, Russian president Vladimir Putin proposed changes to the country’s constitution that would create room for him to remain at the center of political power in Russia past , when his current and constitutionally final term as president ends.   Introduction The International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) applauds the efforts of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation (CEC), the Subject Election Commissions and other sub-level election commissions in conducting the Duma elections in a manner in which the will of the voters was confirmed. In general, IFES concludes that, with some. While members of the Russian liberal opposition will participate in this weekend’s Duma elections, there is very little chance that their parties will receive enough votes to gain any seats in the new parliament. An election poster of Russia's liberal party Yabloko showing a portrait of its leader Grigory Yavlinsky is displayed in central Moscow.

Russian and German parliamentarians agreed to develop cooperation through dialogue. Members of the State Duma Commission on the Investigation of Foreign Interference in Russia's Internal Affairs held a meeting with the German parliamentary delegation at the State Duma.   THE MAJOR PARTIES. United Russia (Edinaya Rossiya).Party list headed by President Putin during the election campaign, and endorsed by him in The party was created in December by the merger of Unity (Edinstvo), founded by government leaders in October , with Fatherland-All Russia (Otechestvo-Vsya Rossiya, OVR), a rival in the elections. The Duma contest appeared to play this role more than in any previous election. With an aging Yeltsin clearly unfit for a third term, the primary concern of analysts and politicians as the Dum a election approached was the relative strength of those who might choose to run for the presidency si x . Tomorrow's Elections: The State Duma has seats. Half of these will be elected on the party list system and the other half in single-seat constituencies on the first-past-the-post system.

On December 19 elections to the Duma will be held, the third parliamentary elections in Russia since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Previous Duma elections occurred in and   In Russia took place elections to the State Duma. There was no surprise - the pro-presidential United Russia won. Elections in Russia have established a de facto one-party system at the State Duma - United Russia will have about seats, which is a constitutional majority. Putin's plan will return Russia to the parallel system that Russia used through , after using a fully closed list proportional system to elect the Duma in the and elections. Half of the future members of the Duma will still be elected by a proportional representation system based on closed party lists, but the other half will be.

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Post analysis of the Russia Duma elections iv, 26 p. (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type. The younger Gudkov was kicked out of the Duma faction of the Kremlin-friendly A Just Russia in March after participating in protests against the falsification of earlier elections.

Russia Party took 64 seats and the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia took 56 seats in the State Duma. The parliamentary elections to the State Duma coincided with the period of strained interna-tional relations between Russia and the West, especially the U.S., over Syria and increased socio-economic problems in the country.

In its first modern parliamentary election campaign. Russia voted Communist. This definitive study of the December Duma elections. based on firsthand observation, interviews, and the unparalleled resources of the Open Media Research Institute in Prague, analyzes the Duma campaign from the adoption of the new electoral law through the tabulation of the final results.

China’s and Russia’s shared antagonism against the West fuels cooperation at bilateral and multilateral levels. In its normative dimension, this cooperation is driven by the overarching aim of defining and re-interpreting existing international norms in a way that reflects the two countries’ shared principles, worldviews and threat perceptions.

The indirect effect of the Duma elections will possibly be to serve as a justification for the presidential elections by arguing that Russia is a democratic country in which public opinion shapes.

The Duma ("Assembly" in Russian) was an elected semi-representative body in Russia from to It was created by the leader of the ruling Tsarist regime Tsar Nicholas II in when the government was desperate to divide the opposition during an uprising.

The creation of the assembly was very much against his will, but he had promised to create an elected, national, legislative assembly. Legislative elections were held in Russia on 18 Septemberhaving been brought forward from 4 December. At stake were the seats in the State Duma of the 7th convocation, the lower house of the Federal to the election United Russia had been the ruling party since winning the elections with % of the vote, and taking seats (53%) of the seats in the State Duma.

What Putin decides to do about his future matters a great deal for Russia’s future as well as the U.S.-Russian relationship, and he has made these Duma elections a referendum on his leadership.

With him leading the United Russia party list, it is important that the party come out with at least a two-thirds representation in the Duma. On Septem Russia will hold legislative elections.

Initially, the elections were to have taken place on December 4. However, the initiative to move up the elections by three months was supported by Russian President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party, the Liberal Democrats and A Just Russia. These parties along with the Communist party are expected to secure representation in the Duma.

The Party of the Russian nationalist meme king himself, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, showman extraordinaire. Duma Election Result: % (39 seats) Leader: Vladimir Zhirinovsky.

The third largest party in the State Duma, and the most overtly nationalist, the LDPR is actually the oldest of the four major parties represented in parliament. The State Duma’s website is in test mode All content of the site is available under license: Creative Commons Attribution International The Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation year.

A Russian statistician has released an election analysis that he claims shows the ruling United Russia party was given as many as 12 million extra votes in the September 18 State Duma elections. The Federal Assembly of Russia consists of two houses. The lower house is known as the State Duma, and the upper house is the Federation Council of Russia.

Elections for the State Duma in the Russian Federation took place on 18 September. According to the preliminary conclusions of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission, the elections were transparently administered by the Central Election Commission, but challenges to democratic commitments remain.

The State Duma or Imperial Duma was the Lower House, part of the legislative assembly in the late Russian Empire, which held its meetings in the Taurida Palace in St. convened four times between 27 April and the collapse of the Empire in February The First and the Second Dumas were more democratic and represented a greater number of national types than their successors.

Methods developed by New York University political scientist Arturas Rozenas show that too many precincts report that United Russia won more than.

Duma, Russian in full Gosudarstvennaya Duma (“State Assembly”), elected legislative body that, along with the State Council, constituted the imperial Russian legislature from until its dissolution at the time of the March Duma constituted the lower house of the Russian parliament, and the State Council was the upper house.

Conclusions * Politicians advocating restoration of Russia as a great power strengthened their position in the December Duma elections. Although communist and nationalist gains fell short of the two-third majority needed to override a presidential veto, these groups (who are united in their suspicion of Western intentions) now enjoy a solid majority in the new lower house.

The history of the Duma dates back to the Boyar dumas of Kievan Rus' and Muscovite Russia as well to Tsarist Russia. The State Duma was founded in after the violence and upheaval in the Russian Revolution of and was Russia's first elected parliament.

The first two attempts by Tsar Nicholas II () to make it active were ineffective. Subsequently, each of these Dumas was. The Foreign Policy Implications of the Elections 73 Andrei Melville 5. Parties, Leaders, and Voters in the Parliamentary Election 90 Timothy J. Colton section iii: the role of regional power 6.

Elections and National Integration in Russia Richard Sakwa 7. The Duma Election in Russia: A Step Toward Democracy or the Elites’ Game. Decem Russian Duma Elections Results. Simes, a former foreign policy adviser to President Nixon, analyzed the composition of the new Duma in terms of.

The Russian Election Law. The Russian Parliament consists of two houses: the lower house called the State Duma consisting of deputies; and the upper house known as the Federation Council, which is made up of representatives, two from each of Russia''s 89 regions.

The parliamentary elections on December 17th will only be for the State Duma. The First Duma met for the first time on May 10th, in the Tauris Palace. The First Duma was dominated by the Kadets who wanted Russia to have a parliament based very much on the British model with legislative powers.

Those who held the reins of power wanted it to be no more than a discussion chamber – one in which the government could easily identify its critics as speeches in the Duma. The new-look Duma. Legislative support should not be scarce for Putin. Following September's legislative elections, three-quarters of the Duma's deputies are from Putin's United Russia party.

At the same time, Orlov believes that the State Duma elections are “an attempt to reset the support of the post-Crimea majority” and persuade voters to elect Putin once again in Yet earning such support and making the elections more legitimate require a higher electoral turnout, which might be difficult given the current economic.

From Iran to Venezuela to Russia, once-chided national leaders enjoy the sight of US democracy in action First published on Thu 5 Nov EST Rivals and enemies of. Duma Election - 18 September Official results in Russia's parliamentary, regional and municipal elections showed the ruling United Russia party headed the polls with percent after   Because half the Duma is elected by the first past the post winner-takes-all single member constituency system these results have given the ruling party United Russia a lopsided majority.

According to the latest election returns the Central Election Commission says United Russia will have a total of seats in the Duma (% of the seats). Four parties — United Russia (53 percent), the Communist Party (20 percent), Just Russia (14 percent) and the Liberal Democrats (12 percent) — sit in the State Duma.

In the elections, United Russia lost 77 seats to the other three parties, leaving it with seats and a slight majority.This report is part of the RAND Corporation paper series.

The paper was a product of the RAND Corporation from to that captured speeches, memorials, and derivative research, usually prepared on authors' own time and meant to be the scholarly or scientific contribution of individual authors to their professional fields.The elections to the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, on December 17 demonstrated that democratic politics are beginning to take root in Russia.

A healthy majority of.