Russia's local elections: Navalny's anti-Kremlin campaigning pays off

Ruling party candidates have swept to victory in almost every regional contest –  but the opposition also demonstrated its potential.

President Vladimir Putin’s ruling party, United Russia, retained control of councils and governorships in most of the 41 regions which went to the polls for local elections on Sunday, 13 September. However, the party has lost its majority in the local councils of Tomsk and Novosibirsk, where opposition leader Alexei Navalny had been touting his “smart voting” strategy in the weeks before he was poisoned. 

The vote was marred by accusations of widespread irregularities....
source: New Statesman

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