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Voters Supported the President: On the Results of the Election to the State Duma of the Eighth Convocation

Ilyin V.A., Morev M.V.

Volume 14, Issue 5, 2021

Ilyin V.A., Morev M.V. Voters supported the President: On the results of the election to the State Duma of the eighth convocation. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2021, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 9–33. DOI: 10.15838/esc.2021.5.77.1

DOI: 10.15838/esc.2021.5.77.1

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On September 17–19, 2021, the election to the State Duma of the Russian Federation of the eighth convocation took place in Russia. The article analyzes the outcome of the vote according to official data of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation. The results of the past elections are considered broken down by federal district, constituent entity, and municipality of the Russian Federation. We analyze the dynamics of the outcome of the parliamentary elections for the period from 2007 to 2021. The results of the latest election are compared with the results of the RF presidential election (2018) and the all-Russian referendum on amendments to the Constitution (2020). We consider the latest parliamentary election in a broad context – as part of the internal Russian political process. In this regard, a significant part of the article is devoted to the analysis of specific managerial decisions made by the Russian President and aimed at addressing the issue of forming a new, post-Soviet statehood, the key elements of which were revealed in the President’s article “Russia at the turn of the Millennium” (1999). Official statistics, independent experts’ assessments and sociological research findings allow us to say that the head of state has adopted comprehensive and consistent decisions to achieve the tasks he formulated in 1999 (the Russian idea, a strong state, an efficient economy); but so far, not all the goals stated in these tasks have been achieved. At a meeting with deputies of the State Duma of the eighth convocation the President noted that the low level of Russians’ income was the main obstacle to stable development and demographic future. And it is the most objective self-assessment of the effectiveness of the entire system of public administration


public administration efficiency, president, nationalization of the elites, President, State Duma election, socio-political agenda

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