The main point, apart from the return to power of Putin’s party is that the elections went off without a hitch and the liberals, so beloved of the West, hardly figured in the results.
party and the Communists are the real opposition.
Russian polls close on national election day, early results indicate United Russia lead
19 September, 2016
With almost all of the votes counted, early results in Russia’s election suggest that the ruling United Russia party heads the list with 54.2 percent. The country voted on State Duma members, as well as several regional heads.