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Russia Votes

Partial parliamentary election results show that Russian President Vladmir Putin's party, United Russia, won the majority of seats.

According to the BBC, United Russia has 63 percent of the vote so far. 80 percent of the ballots have been counted. There were a number of reports of fraud, although party officials asserted that they were minor.

The New York Times reported that the success of the party will likely benefit Putin, who is unable to run for reelection next spring. Instead, he may attempt to become prime minister.

The New York Times story mostly focused on Putin and what the election means for him. The BBC talked about Putin, but only briefly at the end.