Monday, December 5, 2011

Putin and party suffer election blow

[ Yahoo News ] 5 Dec

Russian voters have dealt Vladimir Putin's ruling party a heavy blow by cutting its parliamentary majority in an election that showed growing unease with his domination of the country as he prepares to reclaim the presidency, Yahoo News reports quoting Reuters.

Incomplete results showed Putin's United Russia was struggling even to win 50 percent of the votes in Sunday's election, compared with more than 64 percent four years ago. 

The result is a blow also for Medvedev, who led United Russia into the election. His legitimacy as the next prime minister could now be in question.

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