Acting Moscow Mayor Wins Vote, Navalny Comes 2nd, Urges Runoff — Polls

MOSCOW, September 8 – Acting Moscow head Sergei Sobyanin predictably won Sunday’s mayoral election in the Russian capital, but his main rival, opposition leader Alexei Navalny, came second with an unexpected third of the vote, according to exit polls. A preliminary vote count, however, gave Navalny almost 26 percent. (RIA Novosti)