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May 17, 1996 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia's upper house of parliament has defeated a move by both Communist and democratic foes of the government to expand the role of independent poll watchers, adding to a belief that fraud may decide the race for the presidency. With the first round of voting a month away and President Boris N. Yeltsin locked in a close race with the Communist Party leader, the prospect of cheating has become an issue.
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April 5, 1998 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As if there wasn't enough political turmoil in this country that has been without a government for two weeks, heads began rolling here Saturday over an election scandal in Russia's third-largest city, Nizhny Novgorod. The case of the scuttled mayoral vote is so tainted with crooked characters and bad behavior that it was unclear what finally prompted President Boris N.
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June 3, 1994 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just when President Boris N. Yeltsin thought it was safe . . . just when it looked like Russia's spasm-racked political system might finally be on the road to stability . . . along came Alexander Sobyanin. Sobyanin, a bespectacled physicist-turned-political scientist, does not look like the kind of man to shatter parliaments and constitutions with a single blow.
NEWS
May 17, 1996 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia's upper house of parliament has defeated a move by both Communist and democratic foes of the government to expand the role of independent poll watchers, adding to a belief that fraud may decide the race for the presidency. With the first round of voting a month away and President Boris N. Yeltsin locked in a close race with the Communist Party leader, the prospect of cheating has become an issue.
NEWS
April 5, 1998 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As if there wasn't enough political turmoil in this country that has been without a government for two weeks, heads began rolling here Saturday over an election scandal in Russia's third-largest city, Nizhny Novgorod. The case of the scuttled mayoral vote is so tainted with crooked characters and bad behavior that it was unclear what finally prompted President Boris N.
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September 24, 2012 | By Jon Bardin, Los Angeles Times
Widespread ballot-box stuffing and fraud likely occurred in the 2012 Russian presidential election that returned Vladimir Putin to the office, according to a new statistical model. The analysis, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also identifies Uganda as a site of widespread election tampering. There have been rumors of election fraud in Russia for the past several elections, and they reached a fever pitch this year. But election fraud is difficult to prove.
NEWS
June 3, 1994 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just when President Boris N. Yeltsin thought it was safe . . . just when it looked like Russia's spasm-racked political system might finally be on the road to stability . . . along came Alexander Sobyanin. Sobyanin, a bespectacled physicist-turned-political scientist, does not look like the kind of man to shatter parliaments and constitutions with a single blow.
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