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Election Monitors Deem Russia's Parliamentary Election Less than Free, Fair

Election observers have weighed in on Russia's parliamentary election, saying the vote fell short of being free and fair. The election observer mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Europe's rights and security watchdog, said Sunday's election for seats in the State Duma, the lower house of Russia's parliament, was "transparently administered," but that "challenges to democratic commitments remain." Ilkka Kanerva, a...

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