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MOSCOW (AP) – Several hundred supporters gathered Sunday to nominate Soviet-era dissident Vladimir Bukovsky to run for president in March’s election, but official residency requirements will make it hard for him to qualify for the race.

Bukovsky, 64, who lives in Britain, has voiced hope that his experience resisting the KGB in the 1960s and 1970s could help galvanize the nation’s fractured liberal opposition groups.

About 800 supporters gathered in Moscow’s Sakharov Museum to put Bukovsky forward as a candidate to run in the March 2 vote. They are expected to submit the nomination documents to the Central Election Commission on Monday.

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