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Note: On December 4, 2011, Russia held elections for the national legislative assembly, the Duma. United Russia, the ruling party, won by garnering 238 of the 450 seats, about 53 percent. The size of its victory allowed the party to govern without a coalition partner, but the margin was down from the 70 percent of the seats that it had won in the 2007 elections. The three other parties that won over 7 percent of the vote and so assured themselves representation in the Duma were the Communist Party of the Russian Federation with 92 seats, A Just Russia with 64 seats, and the Liberal Democratic Party with 56 seats, all of which gained deputies from the previous election. In spite of the ...

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