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# Russian election

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# Russian election
No manifesto, no programme, no debates - but Putin is cruising towards another election victory
It is highly unlikely that Putin will be unseated this time round.
# putin it up to them
Putin's party dominates elections with 45% of the vote
The election follows a tumultuous few years that have seen Russia seize the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine and start a military operation in Syria.
# Russia
'The outcome was never in doubt,' says Irish TD who observed Russian vote
Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy was part of an international mission that observed the Russian presidential election and said that the campaign coverage had been “biased” in favour of Vladimir Putin.
# Disco voting
Watch: Russian election camera captures disco at polling station
“In post-Soviet Russia, we go to disco and then we go to vote…”
# Russia
Exit poll shows support for Putin's party down in Russia
The election is seen as a referendum on prime minister Vladimir Putin’s popularity as he bids to regain the presidency.