The Communist party, which came in second in official voting, is refusing to accept the e-voting results
Russia’s 2021 legislative elections look to be ending with a landslide win for the Kremlin’s United Russia party and the prospect of protests amid evidence of mass electoral fraud.
Met 98 per cent of votes counted, United Russia is projected a constitutional majority in parliament.
But it achieved that result on the back of a suspiciously high 49.79 popular vote — and after massively delayed results on e-voting in Moscow, which turned a number of constituencies back towards the Kremlin.
The Communist party, which came a strong second even in official voting, met 19.5 percent of the vote, is refusing to accept the e-voting results.
Valery Rashkin, the head of the Moscow party, has announced a protest at the capital’s central square at 7pm tonight, Maandag.
The Kremlin meanwhile has congratulated election officials for overseeing a “positive electoral process.” Vladimir Putin prioritised the “competitiveness, transparency and honesty of elections,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.