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    Russian Parliament Elections Turnout Reaches 39.37% - Official

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    The turnout in Russia's parliamentary elections reached 39.37 percent as of 18:00 Moscow time [15:00 GMT], the Central Election Commission said Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — More than 111 million eligible voters are electing 450 lawmakers for the next five years. Voting is underway at some 95,000 polling stations across Russia and in diplomatic missions in 145 countries.

    "The turnout as of 18:00 reached 39.37 percent," Central Election Commission Deputy Chairman Nikolay Bulaev said at a press conference.

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