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Russians vote in local elections, opposition mostly shut out

Russians vote in local elections, opposition mostly shut out

Voters on Sunday cast ballots across Russia for local legislators and governors, in elections expected to be won by candidates loyal to President Vladimir Putin.

Legislative elections were held in 11 of Russia’s 83 regions, but the anti-Putin opposition was allowed to run only in Kostroma, a region a few hundred kilometers (miles) north of Moscow.

Source: Russians vote in local elections, opposition mostly shut out