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United Russia on course for landslide victory as Communists contest vote

United Russia on course for landslide victory as Communists contest vote
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.

和 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, 和 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, 周一.

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.