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An unusual thing happened in Moscow last week: for the first time in 10 years, there was a mayoral election. Even more unusual, there was a real oppositional candidate. A borderline crazy part of the story is that the elections were closely observed by independent contollers, who prevented massive fraud.
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голос [GOH-las] - voice, vote
голосование [goh-loh-soh-VAH-nee-yeh] - voting
выбор [VYH-bor] - choice
выборы [VYH-boh-ryh] - election
парламент [pahr-LAH-myent] - parliament
Дума [DOO-mah] - Duma, the Russian Parliament
депутат [dyeh-poo-TAHT] - deputy, lawmaker
партия [PAHR-tee-yah] - political party
кандидат [kahn-dee-DAHT] - candidate
мэр [mehr] – mayor
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