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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 12:42 PM
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Poll predicts Putin's party to get just 53 percent
Source: AP

MOSCOW (AP) A poll released Friday predicts that Vladimir Putin's party will receive 53 percent of the vote in Russia's parliamentary election, now a little over a week away.

While still a majority, this would be a significant drop for United Russia and deprive it of the two-thirds majority that has allowed it to amend the constitution without seeking the support of the three other parties in parliament.

United Russia dominates political life in Russia and has received more favorable coverage during the campaign, but it is increasingly disliked by those who see it as representing the interests of a corrupt bureaucracy.

The new poll by the independent Levada Center put the Communists in second place with 20 percent, a boost that suggests they may benefit from the protest vote on Dec. 4.

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hjgzc...
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:20 PM
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1. 53%?
Sounds like a "controlling" interest to me.

:shrug:
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:37 PM
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2. Hey, that is a landslide if you are Republican, a mandate to do whatever you like. nt
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