Since there was no leader in russia after the abdication, two groups emerged. One from the Duma member and the other was the petrograd soviet. The Duma members represented the upper and middle class when the soviet represented the working class and soldiers. In the end the duma members became the provisional government which ran the country. This was allowed by the Petrograd soviet who thought that it would be economically better because they didn't have enough money for a true socialist revolution. The provisional government abolished the death penalty, religious and ethnic discrimination, granted amnesty for the political prisoners and exiled, and civil liberties. They did not end the war, land reform, or give citizens a better quality of life. The Provisional government chose not to end their part in the war to honor the commitments to their allies.