23 January 2012

RUSSIA : Putin Opponent Yavlinsky Likely Excluded From Prez. Election.


       Moscow's elections commission is said to be ready to reject the application of Putin opponent Grigory Yavlinsky, an economist who heads the Liberal Party.
      Sources say Yavlinsky had violations among the 2 million signatures needed to run in 4 March's presidential election...with perhaps 23% of the signatures...called bogus.
     Yavlinsky has run twice for president...and never garnered more than 8%...but if he is barred his party will be unable to field thousands of poll watchers...to monitor fraud.