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Political Parties and Parliament

P. 87-96.
Kynev A.

The chapter is devoted to the peculiarities of the Russian system of political parties. Russia has unique but exceedingly weak party system. The system is weak in terms of the political influence of the parties and the general absence of “thick” local party organisational networks.  In the majority of the country’s 85 regions, there are few local, active party organisations, with the exception of the short periods of election campaigning.  Instead, the parties are very dependent on the state organs.  Moreover, the federal and regional parliaments have little effective power Russia has unique but exceedingly weak party system. The system is weak in terms of the political influence of the parties and the general absence of “thick” local party organisational networks.  In the majority of the country’s 85 regions, there are few local, active party organisations, with the exception of the short periods of election campaigning.  Instead, the parties are very dependent on the state organs.  Moreover, the federal and regional parliaments have little effective power

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Political Parties and Parliament
Edited by: I. Studin. L.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.