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Muscovites go to polls to elect city legislature

September 14, 2014, 10:50 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, September 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Muscovites are going to the polls on Sunday to elect the city’s new legislature.

A total of 44 self-nominated candidates and eight political parties are competing for seats in the Moscow City Duma.

The parties taking part in the vote comprise the ruling United Russia party, the Communist Party (KPRF), the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR), the A Just Russia party, the Civil Platform, the Motherland party, the Civil Force and the Yabloko party.

A total of 7.28 million registered voters out of Moscow’s population of 12 million are entitled to cast their votes. Polling stations opened at 8:00 a.m. Moscow time (4:00 GMT) and will close at 20:00 (16:00 GMT).

The elections will be monitored by the headquarters of the Moscow Public Chamber.

Preliminary results will be announced on Monday morning.

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