The Failure of the Primaries in the Russian Non-Pariamentary Opposition

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This year United Russia was not the only party that decided to hold primaries ahead of the September Duma elections. The Democratic Coalition, a collaboration between several opposition groups, organized its own primary election that ended in failure and led to the collapse of the coalition. As a result of numerous scandals the opposition has split into two camps: supporters of Alexei Navalny and Mikhail Kasyanov.