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Ruling Party Candidates Win All Slots in Russian Election

Ruling Party Candidates Win All Slots in Russian Election

Monday, 14 September 2015 05:42 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Candidates from the ruling United Russia party have won the governor's seat in all 21 regions where the election was held as well as in 11 regional legislatures.

Early results released Monday showed only one of the 21 United Russia candidates got less than 50 percent of the vote.

The RPR-Parnas opposition party, which was allowed for run for a regional parliament in only one region, the largely rural Kostroma, polled just under 2 percent of the vote.

The independent election monitor Golos said in a report Monday that the vote demonstrated the lack of political competition in Russia and showed the government's control over the results, starting from independent candidates being barred from running to not giving the opposition any air time for campaigning.

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Candidates from the ruling United Russia party have won the governor's seat in all 21 regions where the election was held as well as in 11 regional legislatures.Early results released Monday showed only one of the 21 United Russia candidates got less than 50 percent of the...
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