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Russians turned out to vote in Latvia

Just over a quarter of Latvia's approximately 53,000 Russian citizens voted in Duma elections over the weekend.

Six polling stations were open in Latvia: four in Riga, one in Daugavpils and one in Liepaja with some queues reported on polling day.

According to preliminary data from the Russian embassy, 13,560 people voted in total in Latvia: 2,660 in Liepaja, 2,640 in Daugavpils and the remainder in the capital.

Votes cast by Latvian-resident Russian citizens go towards electing officials in distant Sakhalin, Magadan and the Jewish Autonomous Region, LSM's Russian service reported

Voter turnout in Russia was generally lower than expected at around 47%, with President Vladimir Putin's 'United Russia' party certain of victory.

For full reaction and analysis of the results in Russian, we recommend visiting our Russian-language sister site.

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