JRL NEWSWATCH: “‘It’s a humiliation’; United Russia leaves chairman Dmitry Medvedev out in the cold ahead of 2021 State Duma election” – Meduza

File Photo of Dmitry Medvedev with United Russia Logos Behind Him

“Following United Russia’s congress … the ruling party confirmed its election list for the September 2021 State Duma election. The first five names were presented by … Putin himself … United Russia’s chairman, former president and prime minister Dmitry Medvedev, was noticeably absent from the list. Sources say that both Medvedev being left out and Putin making the announcement was a ‘humiliation’ for the party chairman. … Russian State Duma Building file photoPutin said that United Russia should ‘reaffirm its leadership.’ … [A] source close to the presidential administration said that … the ruling party will have to gain more than half of the votes. …”

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