Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny barred from running for president

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Alexei Navalny calls for boycott of next year’s vote after election commission’s decision

Russian election officials on Monday formally barred Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president, prompting calls from him for a boycott of next year’s vote.

The central election commission decided unanimously that the anti-corruption crusader is not eligible to run.

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