United Russia

United Russia (Russian: Еди́ная Росси́я, Yedínaya Rossíya) is a centrist political party in Russia and the largest party in the country, currently holding 238 of the 450 seats in the State Duma. The party was founded in December 2001, through a merger of the Unity and Fatherland-All Russia parties. Ideologically, it self-identifies as a "Russian conservative" party, and it supports the policies of the current presidential administration. The party's association with President and former Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is former party leader and current General Secretary of the United Russia, has been the key to its success, and there is also evidence that the electorate credits the party (in addition to Putin) for improvements in the economy. Although the party's popularity has declined from its peak of 64.4% in the 2007 Duma elections to 49.32% in the 2011 elections, it remains by far the most popular party in the country, ahead of the Communist Party (at 19.19%). Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's current prime minister and former president, has been the leader of United Russia since 26 May 2012 and of United Russia in the State Duma since 24 September 2011.

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Russian Legislative Election, 2007 - Criticism - Domestic Criticism
... and coercion of workers and students to vote for United Russia ... Nevertheless, critics mostly agree that the United Russia would gain majority even if the election were fair ... The Russia's Communist Party said its 300,000 observers identified about 10,000 violations, among them the alleged mass falsification of Duma vote in the Caucasus republic of Dagestan ...
Dmitry Medvedev
... Medvedev born 14 September 1965) is the tenth and current Prime Minister of Russia, incumbent since 2012 ... He previously served as the third President of Russia, from 2008 to 2012 ... forthcoming presidential elections by four political parties United Russia, Fair Russia, Agrarian Party of Russia and Civilian Power, and was officially endorsed by United Russia ...
United Russia - Allegations of Corruption
... United Russia has come in for criticism that it is "the party of crooks and thieves" ("партия жуликов и воров", a term coined by activist Alexey Navalny), due to the continuing prevalence ... than one-third of Russians agreed with the characterization of United Russia as "the party of crooks and thieves." After the 2011 legislative elections a few leaders within United Russia called for investigations ...
A Just Russia - History - 2007 Duma Elections
... most popular politician—explicitly and unequivocally endorsed the United Russia party, and decided to head its national list ... and resulted in a massive boost to United Russia's popularity ... This represented a harsh blow to A Just Russia, which also had hoped to ride on Putin's popularity ...
Russian Legislative Election, 2007
... seats in the State Duma, the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia (the legislature) ... Eleven parties were included in the ballot, including Russia's largest party, United Russia, which was supported by President of Russia Vladimir Putin ... Official results show that United Russia won 64.3% of the votes, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation 11.6%, the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia 8.1%, and ...

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