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MOSCOW, July 20 (Itar-Tass) — The United Russia and Just Russia parties are losing their positions, while the ratings of the Communist Party (CPRF) and the Liberal Democratic Party are growing, the director general of the VTsIOM All-Russia Public Opinion Research Centre, Valery Fyodorov, told a news conference on Wednesday.
If elections were held next Sunday, United Russia would get only 291 mandates in the sixth State Duma instead of 315 mandates it has at the present moment. According to sociologists, the same situation is with the Just Russia Party – it would get 37 mandates instead of 38 it has now.
At the same time, the Communist and Liberal Democratic parties could sizably strengthen their positions, getting 73 instead of 57 and 49 instead of 40 mandates accordingly.
As for the Right Cause Party, it is “also strengthening its rating, but slowly, and it may fail to do this by the time of the election,” Fyodorov believes. As it is only slightly more than four months before the election, the main factor that may visibly add allies to the party is a personal campaign of Russian billionaire entrepreneur Mikhail Prokhorov, the political analyst believes.
The VTsIOM poll was made on June 18-19. A total of 1,600 people were polled in 138 settlements of 46 regions and republics of the Russian Federation. Statistical error is not more than 3.4 percent.