Kremlin Ally Wins Moscow Mayor Election Opposition Claims Fraud

Monday 9th September, 2013

Russian election officials say Kremlin ally Sergei Sobyanin has won Moscow’s mayoral election, well ahead of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is demanding a runoff. The anti-corruption blogger has denounced the poll results from Sunday’s election, saying the vote count had many serious violations. Results released Monday show incumbent Sobyanin won just over 51 percent of the vote to Navalny’s 27 percent. Four other candidates were far behind. Sobyanin needed more than half the votes to avoid a runoff. Navalny said Monday there was “clear falsification” of votes and S…

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