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Opposition candidate for Moscow mayor rejects election results

September 09, 2013, 16:19 UTC+3
Alexey Navalny demands a vote recount
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Photo ITAR-TASS/ Sergei Bobylev

Photo ITAR-TASS/ Sergei Bobylev

MOSCOW, September 9 (Itar-Tass) - Russian opposition activist Aleksey Navalny, who finished second in the election race for the Moscow mayor far behind the frontrunner, said on Monday he did not recognize the polling results and demanded a vote recount.

Appearing before journalists, he called on Moscow authorities to discuss recounting at “abnormal ballot stations” and invited residents to attend an authorized rally later on Monday.

Official data from the Moscow city election commission shows acting mayor Sergei Sobyanin won 51.37% of the vote. Navalny, who ran for mayor with the RPR-PARNAS party, won 27.24%. The turnout was 32.07%.

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