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Tens of thousands gathered in central Moscow on Saturday to protest against election results that gave Putin’s United Russia party a majority in the lower house of parliament, or Duma. International monitors said the vote was marred by violations.

The demonstrators demanded a re-run of the election and a resignation of the Central Election Commission chief Vladimir Churov, Putin’s close ally.

The Kremlin flagged a series of political reforms aimed at pacifying the opposition but said there will not be a re-run of the election.

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