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Opposition Candidates Squeezed Out of Upcoming Moscow Election

Expand Muscovites, in Trubnaya Square on the evening of July 18, 2019, protest the exclusion of opposition candidates from the upcoming election for city's the local legislature. Photograph © Yulia Galyamina, one of the excluded candidates.  This week, Moscow’s election commission published a list of candidates they had allowed to register to run for the city legislative assembly on September 8. The glaring absence of any viable opposition candidate on the list sparked protests in the city. Local election legislation requires independent candidates to collect signatures from at least 3 percent…

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