Henry Meyer and Stepan Kravchenko, businessweek.com
Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Grigory Yavlinsky, a candidate of the pro-democracy Yabloko party, accused Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of barring him from March 4 presidential elections to ensure a first-round victory.
The Central Elections Commission will conduct a second check on more than two million signatures collected by Yavlinsky after 23 percent were found to be invalid, Interfax reported, citing the commission’s secretary, Nikolai Koshin.
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