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Pro-Kremlin party sweeps Moscow elections

Pro-Kremlin party sweeps Moscow elections

The pro-Kremlin party has dominated an election for Moscow city council as well as other local elections across Russia.
Opposition candidates claim they were hindered from campaigning ahead of Sunday's elections and some were denied places on the ballot
Election officials said Monday that with most of the Moscow vote counted, United Russia won 66 percent and the Communists 13 percent. They were the only two parties to pass the 7 percent threshold to win seats on the city council.
The liberal Yabloko party fell short with less than 5 percent and will no longer be represented on the council, where it previously provided the only opposition to Moscow's powerful mayor, Yuri Luzhkov.
The Communist Party claimed there were mass electoral violations during the voting.