Putin meets with the leadership of United Russia – Russian Politics & Diplomacy

MOSCOW, September 27. / TASS /. Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a videoconference on Monday with the United Russia leadership, including Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, chief physician of the City Clinical Hospital No. 40 Denis Protsenko, co-chairman of the All-Russian Central Headquarters Popular Front Elena Shmeleva and the President’s Commissioner for Children’s Rights Anna Kuznetsova.

During the talks it can be decided which of the “five” parliamentary seats will take over and start working in the State Duma. Deputy Secretary of the United Russia General Council Sergei Perminov told TASS that decisions about the allocation of mandates must be taken within five days of the announcement of the election results. The Central Electoral Commission of Russia approved the results of the State Duma elections at a meeting on September 24th.

President’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov previously told reporters that each of the five participants in the meeting will make independent choices about their future career.

Russia held elections to the State Duma from September 17-19. According to the Central Electoral Commission, United Russia won 324 seats in parliament, the Communist Party – 57, “A Just Russia – for Truth” 27, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) 21 and the “New People” 13 seats. In the meantime, Rodina, the Growth Party and the Civic Platform will each send a deputy to the State Duma. In addition, the 8th convocation of the State Duma will also have five independent MPs.

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