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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Communists Win Seats in Recount

The Communist and Patriots of Russia parties have won seats in Dagestan's parliament, a recount of the March 11 vote shows.

The parties had been denied seats in the assembly after returns showed them failing to cross the 7 percent threshold.

But party leaders said election officials had tampered with ballots.

On Monday, a Dagestani election ­official said a recount would take place.

And on Tuesday, officials announced they had finished, with the Communists and Patriots of Russia capturing 7.13 percent and 7.01 percent, respectively, Interfax reported.

Initially, officials reported the Communists had won 6.5 percent, and Patriots of Russia was said to have captured 6.7 percent.

The pro-Kremlin parties United Russia and A Just Russia, which dominated in the elections earlier this month, retained their lock on the parliament.­