Russian legislative election, 2003

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Russian legislative election, 2003
Russia
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All 450 seats to the State Duma
226 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 55.7%
  Majority party Minority party Third party
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Leader Boris Gryzlov Gennady Zyuganov Vladimir Zhirinovsky
Party United Russia Communist Party LDPR
Last election 90 seats, 24.29% 17 seats, 5.98%
Seats won 223 52 36
Seat change Increase 223 Decrease 38 Increase 19
Popular vote 22,779,279 7,647,820 6,943,885
Percentage 37.57% 12.61% 11.45%
Swing - Decrease 11.68pp Increase 5.56pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
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Leader Dmitry Rogozin Grigory Yavlinsky Boris Nemtsov
Party Rodina Yabloko Union of Rightist Forces
Last election 20 seats, 5.93% 29 seats, 8.52%
Seats won 37 4 3
Seat change Increase 37 Decrease 15 Decrease 26
Popular vote 5,469,556 2,610,087 2,408,535
Percentage 9.02% 4.3% 4%

2003 Russian legislative election PR map.svg
Results of the 2003 legislative election in the Russian Federation by proportional representation

Chairman before election

Gennadiy Seleznyov
Party of Russia's Rebirth

Chairman-designate

Boris Gryzlov
United Russia

Election results
Distribution of the constituency seats by federal subject.

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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