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Nemtsov Vows To Contest Sochi Mayoral Results

Boris Nemtsov
Boris Nemtsov
MOSCOW -- Opposition candidate Boris Nemtsov says he will fight to annul the results of the April 26 mayoral election in the southern Russian resort city of Sochi.

Talking to RFE/RL on April 27, Nemtsov said he is sure that the official results of the vote were falsified.

The vote has been dogged by allegations of widespread fraud and vote manipulation.

Anatoly Pakhomov of the pro-Kremlin Unified Russia party was officially announced the winner, reportedly garnering 77 percent of the vote.

Nemtsov received 13.5 percent of the votes. Communist candidate Yuri Dzagania was supported by 7 percent of the voters.

Dzagania also says he believes the polls were rigged.