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Russia’s ruling pro-Putin party wins parliamentary vote – early results/exit poll

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – The ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, is on course to win a three-day parliamentary election, initial results and an exit poll showed on Sunday. With just 9% of ballots counted nationwide, the Central Election Commission said United Russia had won 38.57% of the vote. Separately, an exit poll conducted by INSOMAR and published by Russia’s RIA news agency predicted United Russia would win just over 45% of the vote. The party won just over 54% of the vote in 2016, the last time a parliamentary election was held. It has since faced a slump in i…

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