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Post-Soviet Dumas

 
First Duma (1993-95)
 
Second Duma (1995-99)
 
Dominated by authoritarian parties: Communists, the Agrarian Party, and Zhirinovsky’s LDPR
 
Communists controlled almost half of all the seats
 
 

State Duma Election Rules

 
450 seats in all
225 seats go to winners in individual constituencies, where candidates are elected on a first-past-the-post system (“single-mandate seats”)
The remaining 225 seats go to parties and political blocs (“party-list vote”, when the votes are cast for one of the parties listed on the ballot paper)
Parties and blocs must garner 5 percent of votes to enter parliament
 
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