MOSCOW, September 21. / TASS /. Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a conference with leaders of the country’s political parties by the end of this week via a video link. In particular, he will congratulate United Russia on winning the parliamentary elections, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.
“The president plans to meet with political party leaders by the end of this week,” the Kremlin spokesman said, noting that the event would be held online. “And, of course, the Russian head of state will have the opportunity to congratulate the party that won the elections,” Peskov noted.
Elections to the 8th Russian State Duma (lower house) took place over a three-day period – on September 17, 18 and 19. After processing 100% of the voting results, the ruling United Russia party won 49.82% of the ballots on the party list in the Russian State Duma, according to the Election Commission website central. The Communist Party came in second (18.93%), while the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia took 7.55%, A Just Russia – For Truth won 7.46% and New People got 5, 32%. All these five parties crossed the 5% barrier to enter the State Duma.