September 2016: Putin's Party Wins Parliamentary Election
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of September 2016.
1. Death of Uzbekistan's President 2. Mother Teresa Gains Sainthood 3. Hong Kong Elections 4. Syrian Government Drops Chlorine Bomb in Aleppo 5. Gabon Reelects President 6. North Korea Tests Nuclear Warheads 7. U.S. and Russia: Syrian Cease-Fire 8. Bayer Buys Monsanto 9. Parliamentary Election Reinforces Putin 10. Syrian Cease-Fire Over 11. Puerto Rico Loses Power 12. Typhoon Megi Hits Asia 13. Israeli Leader Shimon Peres Dies 14. OPEC Agrees to Oil Cuts
- Putin's Party Wins Parliamentary Election
- On Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, the United Russia party wins 343 seats out of 450 in Russian Parliament, the Duma. This win for Vladimir Putin's party secures his fourth term as president of Russia. Some experts see this as proof that change is afoot—4 million fewer Russians voted for the United Russia party compared to the results of 2011. Voter turnout also fell from 60% to 40% in this election.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev