With the results from the 18th September 2016 regional duma elections, the United Russia is alone able to follow up on its policies, without having to consult with the opposition.
The crushing victory in the vote gave the party 25 of the 32 seats in the regional legislative assembly. United Russia won 40,8 percent of the votes, which gives it nine seats in the Duma. In addition, it won all the 16 single-mandate constituencies. All together, the party gets 25 of the 32 seats in the Murmansk regional Duma.
In the new regional Duma, only seven seats will be occupied by other parties. The Liberal Democratic Party gets four mandates, while the Communist Party gets two and the Just Russia - one. The result is a blow to the political opposition, which in the previous Duma held at least 12 of the seats.