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After Navalny Poisoning, Putin’s Loyalists Win Big in Russian Elections – The Wall Street Journal


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After Navalny Poisoning, Putin’s Loyalists Win Big in Russian Elections – The Wall Street Journal

MOSCOW—Candidates loyal to Russian President Vladimir Putin swept regional and local elections over the weekend, demonstrating the Kremlin’s grip on the levers of power despite pockets of support for Alexei Navalny’s opposition movement after an attempt on his life sidelined him last month. Preliminary results published by state news agencies Monday showed broad support for…

MOSCOW—Candidates loyal to Russian President Vladimir Putin swept regional and local elections over the weekend, demonstrating the Kremlin’s grip on the levers of power despite pockets of support for Alexei Navalny’s opposition movement after an attempt on his life sidelined him last month.

Preliminary results published by state news agencies Monday showed broad support for the pro-Putin United Russia party. Political analysts said the Covid-19 pandemic and an economic shock prompted by accompanying lockdowns and a slump in…

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