A Disappointing Landslide Poor Election Showing Weakens Putin

It may have won by a huge margin, but the results of Sunday's Duma election in Russia are still disappointing for Vladimir Putin's United Russia. The party won just under half of the vote, a massive decline compared to the 2007 election. The result reveals growing discontent with Putin among the Russian population.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Saturday: The Duma election result is a setback for Putin and his United Russia party.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Saturday: The Duma election result is a setback for Putin and his United Russia party.

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