Russian legislative election, 2011

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Russian legislative election, 2011
Russia
2007 ←
4 December 2011
→ 2016

All 450 seats to the State Duma
226 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 60.1%[1]
  First party Second party
 
Leader Dmitry Medvedev Gennady Zyuganov
Party United Russia Communist
Leader since 16 April 2008[citation needed] 14 February 1993
Leader's seat party list (№ 1) party list (№ 1)
Last election 64.30% 11.57%
Seats before 315 57
Seats won 238 92
Seat change decrease77 increase35
Percentage 49.32%[1] 19.19%[1]

  Third party Fourth party
  Sergey Mironov
Leader Sergey Mironov Vladimir Zhirinovsky
Party A Just Russia [[Liberal Democratic Party of Russia|Template:Liberal Democratic Party of Russia/meta/shortname]]
Leader since 16 April 2011[citation needed] 12 April 1991
Leader's seat party list (№ 1) party list (№ 1)
Last election 7.74% 8.14%
Seats before 38 40
Seats won 64 56
Seat change increase26 increase16
Percentage 13.24%[1] 11.67%[1]

Chairman before election

Boris Gryzlov
United Russia

Chairman-designate

Sergey Naryshkin
United Russia

Legislative elections were held in Russia on 4 December 2011.[2] At stake were the 450 seats in the State Duma, the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia (the legislature). United Russia won the elections with 49.32% of the vote, taking 238 seats or 52.88% of the Duma seats.

This result was down from 64.30% of the vote and 70% of the seats in the 2007 elections. The Communist Party of the Russian Federation received 19.19% of the vote and 92 seats, while A Just Russia received 13.24% and 64 seats, with the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia getting 56 seats with 11.67% of the vote. Yabloko, Patriots of Russia and Right Cause did not cross the 7% election threshold. The list of parties represented in the parliament did not change.

Result

United Russia won the elections with a 49.32% share of votes (238 seats; 52.88% of Duma seats), down from 64.30% (70% of seats) in the 2007 elections. The Communist Party of the Russian Federation received 19.19% (92 seats), while the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia got 11.67% (56 seats) and A Just Russia 13.24% (64 seats). Other parties did not cross the 7% election threshold, and the list of parties in the parliament did not change.

United Russia lost two-thirds constitutional majority, but still won an absolute majority. The Communist Party, Liberal Democratic Party and A Just Russia all got a higher level of representation in the parliament compared to the previous 2007 elections.


e • d Summary of the 4 December 2011 State Duma election results
Parties and alliances Seat composition Popular vote % ± pp
swing
Seats ± %
United Russia 238 decrease77 52.88% 32,379,135 49.32% decrease14.98%
Communist Party 92 increase35 20.46% 12,599,507 19.19% increase7.62%
A Just Russia 64 increase26 14.21% 8,695,522 13.24% increase5.50%
Liberal Democratic Party 56 increase16 12.45% 7,664,570 11.67% increase3.53%
Yabloko 0 steady0 0% 2,252,403 3.43% increase1.84%
Patriots of Russia 0 steady0 0% 639,119 0.97% increase0.08%
Right Cause 0 steady0 0% 392,806 0.60% new party
Total 450 0 100% 64,623,062 100%
Valid ballot papers 64,623,062 98.43%
Invalid ballot papers 1,033,464 1.57%
Eligible voters 109,237,780 Turnout: 60.10%
Source: Summary table of election results - Central Election Commission


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 In Russian Summary table of election results. Central Election Commission. URL accessed on 12 December 2011.
  2. "Russian political parties to kick off pre-election debates", 8 November 2011. Retrieved on 4 December 2011.