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Putin's Opposition Disqualified from Russia's Presidential Race on Anti-War Platform.

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Putin Poised for Another Six-Year Term as Major Opposition Figures Barred from March Elections.

In Moscow Russia, the election commission dealt a blow, to the peace movement by disqualifying Boris Nadezhdin, a well-known advocate for peace from participating in the upcoming presidential election scheduled for next month. Nadezhdin's unexpected attempt aimed at challenging President Vladimir Putin's standing rule in the Kremlin.

Vladimir Putin has been in power for more than two decades. Is poised to secure another six-year term in the upcoming March 15 to 17 election contest. However, with opposition figures like Nadezhdin being excluded Putin's re-election seems certain. The decision made by the election commission leaves three candidates in the race all representing opposition parties with Kremlin support. This move effectively sidelines any challenge to Putin's continued dominance, in politics.

The coming election has been blocked by Russia’s election commission with surprise presidential candidate Boris Nadezhdin, due to the fact that over 9000 out of his total of 105000 signatures were dismissed as having been incorrectly signed, a number larger than is permitted. His team said the errors were just minor typing mistakes caused by handwriting errors during their input into the computers. Appeals against this decision are not very likely to succeed because Kremlin controls all elections in Russia.

This effort surprisingly drew massive support and from people across the country who backed his campaigns thereby filling up long lines waiting to append their signatures on his candidacy papers last month thus challenging the official storyline about Putin’s Ukraine policy being widely supported.

Opposition candidates have consistently failed to appear on the ballot after being stopped through administrative channels which are routinely employed by Russian officials. The claims made by Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s spokesperson that the ruling conformed to regulations governing aspirants was defended by him.