Russians vote in regional polls overshadowed by Navalny poisoning

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    Russians are voting in regional elections overshadowed by the poisoning of main opposition figure Alexey Navalny, an economic crisis exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic and mass protests in some parts of the country. The elections are being held in Russia’s 41 regions where people are casting their ballots for regional governors and assemblies, as well as in four by-elections for national MPs. Reporting from Moscow, Al Jazeera’s Aleksandra Stojanovich-Godfroid said on Sunday the polls are viewed as a “major test” for the governing United Russia party and President Vladimir Putin, who have seen their ratings drop a year before parliamentary polls. Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba has more. –

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