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Russia Votes

December 2, 2007

Russia elected a new parliament on Sunday, Dec. 2. DW-WORLD.DE looks at the issues and controversies that dominated the campaign, well after the vote. Click for more articles and videos.

An unidentified Russian woman casts her ballot with the Russian flag at right
Image: AP

It came as no big surprise that President Vladimir Putin's party, United Russia, won the parliamentary elections with over 60 percent of the vote.

Harassment and intimidation of opposition party members was widespread in the run-up to the election and formal hurdles were put in place to prevent independent candidates from taking office.

DW-WORLD.DE looks at the election campaign and the effect it has on Putin's power.

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