Local elections in Russia had fewer breaches and were competitive

Itar Tass
Monday 9th September, 2013

MOSCOW, September 9 (Itar-Tass World Service) – On Sunday, on the single voting day Russia‚Äôs 80 regions had elections of various levels. Those were elections of governors, mayors, and deputies to regional and local parliaments. The most resonant was the mayoral election in Moscow – a direct election for the first time over ten years. Registered breaches of the election legislation were fewer than in previous campaigns, including the campaigns of the parliamentary and presidential elections. A self-nominated candidate, representing the power, Sergei Sobyanin won the election in Moscow wit…

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