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Pro-Putin Party Wins Control of Russia’s Parliament

September 20, 2021, 3:00 pm
Pro-Putin Party Wins Control of Russia’s Parliament
MOSCOW—Russia’s ruling party won control of two-thirds of the seats in the Russian parliament, a showing that will allow the government to enact changes to the constitution and bolsters the power of President Vladimir Putin. The result also reflected the weakness of the opposition led by jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, which claimed that the vote was neither free nor fair. In the run-up to the three-day vote, which ended Sunday, the Kremlin has largely suppressed any opposition.
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