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Moscow to consider disqualifying Navalny from mayor poll

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gives a speech during a campaign meeting in Moscow on August 8, 2013. The Moscow election commission is to consider whether to disqualify protest leader Alexei Navalny from taking part in elections for city mayor on September 8, the Russian capital's election chief said Thursday.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gives a speech during a campaign meeting in Moscow on August 8, 2013. The Moscow election commission is to consider whether to disqualify protest leader Alexei Navalny from taking part in elections for city mayor on September 8, the Russian capital's election chief said Thursday.  (AFP/File)

The Moscow election commission is to consider whether to disqualify protest leader Alexei Navalny from taking part in elections for city mayor on September 8, the Russian capital's election chief said Thursday.

The commission would meet "soon" to discuss violations in Navalny's campaign, Moscow election commission chief Valentin Gorbunov said.

"If the violations exceed the norms established by the law than the question will be raised of cancelling the registration of the candidate," Gorbunov said, according to comments confirmed by a spokesman to AFP.

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