Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 131

Today, the Central Election Commission expects to complete the process of registering the parties and blocs that have qualified to compete for the 225 Duma seats to be apportioned by proportional representation. By yesterday evening, 39 parties and blocs had been registered. Tomorrow, the Commission plans to hold the lottery that will determine the order in which parties will appear on the ballot papers and assign each its statutory free advertising time on television. (4)

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