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MOSCOW | Kremlin candidate wins Far East governorship in repeat vote

MOSCOW — Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai elected a Kremlin-backed candidate for governor Sunday after the results from a previous election were thrown out due to alleged voting fraud. Local election officials said the acting governor of the region, Oleg Kozhemyako, won 61.8 percent of the votes after more than … Continue reading MOSCOW | Kremlin candidate wins Far East governorship in repeat vote

MOSCOW | Kremlin candidate wins in repeated vote in Russia’s Far East

MOSCOW — Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai elected a Kremlin-backed candidate for governor on Sunday after a previous election was thrown out due to voting fraud. Local election officials said the acting governor of the region, Oleg Kozhemyako, won 61.4 percent of the votes after 95 percent of the ballots … Continue reading MOSCOW | Kremlin candidate wins in repeated vote in Russia’s Far East

MOSCOW | New ballot in Russian Far East after tainted vote tossed out

MOSCOW — Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai have voted for a new governor after previous election was tainted by fraud. The result of the region’s gubernatorial election in September was annulled after a candidate representing the ruling United Russia party suddenly surged to victory in the final tallies. Four candidates … Continue reading MOSCOW | New ballot in Russian Far East after tainted vote tossed out

LAS VEGAS | Saved! Baines surprise pick for Hall, Lee Smith also chosen

LAS VEGAS — Harold Baines was given a save as big as any Lee Smith ever posted. In a vote sure to spark renewed cries of cronyism at Cooperstown, Baines surprisingly was picked for the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday after never coming close in any previous election. “Very shocked,” the career .289 hitter … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Saved! Baines surprise pick for Hall, Lee Smith also chosen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Bahrain votes for new parliament but opposition is absent

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Polls have opened in Bahrain to elect a new parliament, but absent from the vote are prominent opposition figures, many of whom are serving lengthy sentences behind bars. Rights groups say Saturday’s voting is taking place in a repressive environment that is not conducive to free elections. Shortly before the … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Bahrain votes for new parliament but opposition is absent