Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin
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Election result a setback for Putin's presidential campaign

With most of the votes counted in Russia's parliamentary elections, the party founded by the Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, has suffered a significant setback.

Vladimir Putin is facing a slump in popularity that he has not experienced since the Kursk submarine disaster of 2000.

Projections suggest the United Russia party will only just win enough seats to form a parliamentary majority.

Steve Rosenberg reports from Moscow.

  • 05 Dec 2011
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