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Russia announces results of local elections.

Russia announces results of local elections. In Moscow, where opposition inability to enterthe local parliamentary elections in September led to mass protests, Kremlin opponents won votes in 20 of 45 electorate districts.
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Russian Central Election Commission on Monday summarized the results of the local and regional elections heldon Sunday.

Russia on Sunday heldover 5,000 regional and local votings in 85 regions, including elections of governors, regional and city parliaments, cities' mayors.

In Moscow, where opposition inability to enterthe local parliamentary elections in September led to mass protests, Kremlin opponents won votes in 20 of 45 electorate districts.

Meanwhile, the EU on Monday said it will notrecognize the holding of elections in the Crimean Peninsula, which wasannexed by Russia following an illegal independence vote in 2014.

"Anybody elected in the Crimean peninsula claiming to 'represent' the populations of Crimea and Sevastopol will not be recognized as representatives of those territories, which are Ukrainian," an EU spokesperson said in a statement.

The EU continues to condemn Moscow'sviolation of international law, and support Ukrainianterritorial integrity and sovereignty, it added.

Along with the EU, the UN, the U.S., and Turkey do not recognize Crimea as Russian territory.


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