• With 85 percent of the precincts counted in parliamentary elections, Vladimir Putin's United Russia party had 63.3 percent of the vote. Pollsters said that would translate into 306 seats in the 450-seat State Duma, or lower house.

• The Communist Party was second with 11.7 percent.

• Two pro-Kremlin parties -- the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party and populist Just Russia -- also appeared to have made it into parliament -- passing the 7 percent threshold -- with 8.4 percent and 8 percent.

THE TURNOUT

About 62 percent, up from 56 percent four years ago.

REACTION

Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov called the election "the most irresponsible and dirty" in the post-Soviet era. United Russia leader Boris Gryzlov: "The vote affirmed the main idea: that Vladimir Putin is the national leader."

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