Regina Smyth, "Explaining Transitional Representation: The Rise and Fall of Women of Russia"
- Author: Russian and East European Institute
- Number of episodes: 1
- Web site: http://iub.edu/~reeiweb/events/2010/SmythPPT.pptx
In 1993, the Women of Russia (WR) party won unexpected vote support Russia’s first multi-party competitive elections. Just two years later, the party lost almost half of its vote share and fell below the five percent electoral threshold. As a result, the party splintered and although it gained ballot access in 1999 it managed to secure less than two percent of the national vote. Since that time, no women’s party successfully competed in national parliamentary elections. The consensus explana