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Putin’s Ally Win Moscow Poll

Source Matthijs Mejan

Putin’s ally Sergei Sobyanin has won Moscow’s mayoral election, well ahead of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is demanding a runoff.

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. Putin’s ally,Sobyanin, needed more than half the votes to avoid a runoff.

The anti-corruption blogger, Alexei Navalny, has denounced the poll results from Sunday’s election saying the vote count had many serious violations.

Navalny said Monday there was “clear falsification” of votes and Sobyanin’s majority is “guaranteed only by fraud.”

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