Russian president Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party won Sunday’s election, with at least 48 percent support, according to exit polls. It was followed by the Communist Party with 20% of the votes.
Despite Mr Putin’s party easily retaining its majority in parliament, it did lose some ground. In 2016, the party won 54% of the vote, BBC reports.
According to EUobserver, allegations of election frauds surfaced, and most independent candidates were not allowed to run, while opposition leader Alexei Navalny was in jail.
Meanwhile, Russia’s interior ministry told reporters that it had not registered any “significant violations”.