Russian legislative election, 2003

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Russian legislative election, 2003
Russia
1999 ←
December 7, 2003
→ 2007

All 450 seats to the State Duma
226 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Boris Grizlov (1).jpg Gennady Zyuganov Crooped.png
Leader Boris Gryzlov Gennady Zyuganov
Party United Russia Communist Party
Last election - 90 seats, 24.29%
Seats won 223 52
Seat change Increase 223 Decrease 38
Popular vote 22,779,279 7,647,820
Percentage 37.57% 12.61%
Swing - Decrease 11.68pp

  Third party Fourth party
  Zhirinovsky Vladimir.jpg Dmitry Rogozin Moscow Interfax 02-2011.jpg
Leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky Dmitry Rogozin
Party LDPR Rodina
Last election 17 seats, 5.98% -
Seats won 36 37
Seat change Increase 19 Increase 37
Popular vote 6,943,885 5,469,556
Percentage 11.45% 9.02%
Swing Increase 5.56pp -
Election results
Distribution of the constituency seats by federal subject.
  United Russia
  People's Party
  Communist Party
  Rodina
  Yabloko
  Party of Rebirth/Party of Life
  Union of Rightist Forces
  Agrarian Party
  Great Russia
  New Deal
  Business Development Party
  Self-nominations
  Seat not filled

Parliamentary elections were held in Russia on 7 December 2003.[1] At stake were the 450 seats in the State Duma (Gosudarstvennaya Duma), the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia (The legislature).

As expected, the United Russia pro-Vladimir Putin party won the largest number of votes and seats. Of the other parties, the Communist Party is still the largest, though much reduced in strength. Liberal Democratic Party improved its position by a few delegates. The liberal Yabloko party and the liberal-conservative Union of Rightist Forces lost most of its seats. The only other significant party is socialist Homeland Union.

Official results[edit]

Party PR Constituency Total
seats
+/–
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
United Russia 22,776,294 37.6 120 14,123,625 23.9 103 223 New
Communist Party 7,647,820 12.6 40 6,577,598 11.2 12 52 –61
Zhirinovsky Bloc 6,944,322 11.5 36 1,860,905 3.2 0 36 +19
Rodina 5,470,429 9.0 29 1,719,147 2.9 8 37 New
Yabloko 2,610,087 4.3 0 1,580,629 2.7 4 4 –16
Union of Rightist Forces 2,408,535 4.0 0 1,764,290 3.0 3 3 –26
Agrarian Party 2,205,850 3.6 0 1,104,974 1.9 2 2 New
Russian Pensioners' Party-Party of Social Justice 1,874,973 3.1 0 342,891 0.6 0 0 –1
Party of Russia's Rebirth-Russian Party of Life 1,140,413 1.9 0 1,584,904 2.7 3 3 New
People's Party 714,705 1.2 0 2,677,889 4.5 17 17 New
Unity 710,721 1.2 0 9,334 0.0 0 0 –73
New Course–Automobile Russia 509,302 0.8 0 222,090 0.4 1 1 New
For a Holy Russia 298,826 0.5 0 59,986 0.1 0 0 New
Russian Ecological Party "The Greens" 253,985 0.4 0 69,585 0.1 0 0 0
Development of Enterprise 212,827 0.4 0 237,527 0.4 1 1 New
Great Russia–Eurasian Union 170,796 0.3 0 464,602 0.8 1 1 New
Genuine Patriots of Russia 149,151 0.3 0 2,564 0.0 0 0 New
Peace and Unity 148,954 0.3 0 10,664 0.0 0 0 0
United Russian Party Rus' 147,441 0.2 0 570,453 1.0 0 0 New
Democratic Party of Russia 136,295 0.2 0 94,810 0.2 0 0 New
Russian Constitutional Democratic Party 113,190 0.2 0 0 New
Union of People for Education and Science 107,448 0.2 0 16,111 0.0 0 0 New
People's Republican Party 80,420 0.1 0 2,995 0.0 0 0 New
Other parties 288,866 0.5 0 0
Independents 15,843,626 26.9 67 67 –38
Against all 2,851,958 4.7 7,744,998 13.1
Vacant seats 3 3
Invalid/blank votes 948,435 1,247,491
Total 60,633,177 100 225 60,222,554 100 225 450 0
Registered voters/turnout 108,906,250 55.7 108,906,250 55.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, IPU, 2003 elections[2]

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