William Mauldin, wsj.com
Russian election officials on Monday moved to exclude a prominent opposition candidate from getting on the presidential ballot with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in March.
The country's election commission found that Grigory Yavlinsky, co-founder of the Yabloko party that was widely represented at December opposition protests, gathered too many invalid signatures to join the presidential race, Russian newswires reported.
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