State Duma election: Casting the ballots

­Vyacheslav Nikonov – political scientist

On Sunday the people’s will was expressed.

Almost all the votes have now been counted and although the final figures have yet to be announced, the result is clear.

United Russia remains the strongest party in parliament, but it has lost its constitutional majority.
So from now on it may have to seek support from one of the opposition parties.

Is that going to be easy for a party that's used to total control? What can we expect from the newly-elected parliament?

We’re asking political scientist Vyacheslav Nikonov.