The Civil Platform party, which obtained a single seat in the Lower House in the recent elections, has offered to draft and promote legislative initiatives submitted by parties that fell short in the election.
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has sent a draft law to the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, lowering the percentage of the vote required for parties to hold seats in parliament from seven percent to five percent.
This year’s legislative elections will involve a total of 3,053 candidates from seven registered parties battling for seats in the sixth State Duma. Here is a snapshot of the party landscape ahead of the December 4 vote.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's AK Party (AKP) won 258 of parliament's 550 seats in a June 7 election, while the second-biggest Republican People's Party (CHP) took 132 seats, according to official results announced on Thursday.
A major Russian NGO specializing in political science predicts that the four political parties currently represented in the lower house will get 80 percent of seats in the forthcoming parliamentary polls. Read Full Article at RT.com