Pro-Kremlin party dominates in Russia's local polls

A man casts his ballot for the Russian regional elections at a polling station in the town of Kostroma on September 13, 2015Russia’s election officials said Monday that candidates from the ruling party backing President Vladimir Putin broadly swept the polls in local elections. The anti-Putin opposition received minimal support in Sunday’s polls, blaming state media and smear campaigns by opponents for the low result. Voting took place in 83 regions of Russia, with 21 regions electing their governors, 19 of which backed United Russia candidates.

Share this article