The election, marred by numerous reports of violations, lacked significant opposition presence after authorities declared organisations linked to imprisoned Alexey Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent foe, to be extremist.
Kremlin-backed candidates previously held 38 of the Moscow assembly's 45 seats, but after voting that figure is down to 25. Analysts describe the local vote as a test ahead of parliamentary elections due in 2021.
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