Th e key to Russia’s presidential and parliamentary elections lies in the regions. Th e March 2007 regional elections show that United Russia will continue to dominate, but that it will face new challenges from the rapidly rising Just Russia. Th e new party could help stimulate the fracturing of the regional elite. If the governors are willing to take risks, they may have increased inﬂ uence over the course of the 2007 parliamentary elections. Moreover, the rise of Just Russia could make it diﬃ cult for the center to maintain control over the regions.
|Number of pages
|Russian Analytical Digest
|Published - 2007
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Political Science and International Relations
- Sociology and Political Science