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North Caucasus

Will Daghestan's 'Watergate' Affect Parliamentary Election Outcome?

Daghestan leader Ramazan Abdulatipov said candidates should refrain from trying to reap political dividends by leveling unfounded accusations at the authorities, and he made clear his disapproval of those political forces that, even though they purportedly lack popular support, seek "to undermine the legitimacy of the election campaign by criticizing the authorities' undemocratic approach."

August 19, 2016
A recording recently uploaded to the Internet features speakers tentatively identified as senior Daghestani officials instructing local mayors to bar opposition parties from the ballot in order to guarantee a resounding victory for the ruling United Russia party. More


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