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Three Russian Parties Currently On Course To Win Seats In Next Parliament - Poll

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Moscow, 29 June: One Russia is continuing to take the lead in the electoral preferences of Russians, despite something of a fall in its rating, sociologists told Interfax on Wednesday (29 June).

If elections to the State Duma were to take place this coming Sunday (3 July), 53 per cent of voters who have determined their preferences would have voted for the party of power, according to an opinion poll carried out by the Levada Centre during the period 23-27 June among 1,600 people in 130 settlements in 45 of the country's regions.

The research carried out by the sociologists shows that, in comparison with the previous month, One Russia's poll rating fell by 4 per cent. The party can currently reckon on winning 64 per cent of the seats in the Duma.

At the same time, the poll ratings of the other parliamentary parties did not change over the same period. So 17 per cent of voters are currently prepared to vote for the CPRF (Communist Party of the Russian Federation) (which would translate to 21 per cent of the seats in the chamber), and 13 per cent of voters are currently prepared to vote for the LDPR (Liberal Democratic Party of Russia) (which would translate to 16 per cent of the seats).

According to the Levada Centre's information, A Just Russia (5 per cent), PARNAS (3 per cent), Right Cause (2 per cent), Yabloko and Patriots of Russia (1 per cent each) would fail to negotiate the 7-per-cent barrier.

(Passage omitted: President Dmitriy Medvedev has tabled amendments which would reduce the threshold from 7 per cent to 5 per cent)

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