Monday, April 27, 2009

Russia: Acting mayor of Olympic city wins election

Russian election officials say the acting mayor of Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics, has been elected to the post by an apparent overwhelming margin.

With 80 percent of the votes counted, officials say Kremlin-backed Mayor Anatoly Pakhamov won more than 76 percent of Sunday's mayoral vote. The closest opposition candidate, Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, was a distant second with 13 percent and communist Yuri Dzaganiya was far behind in third place.

Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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