Russian opposition elects its leaders online
Navalny wins, says vote will unify activists
The Russian opposition formally chose leaders through an online election that ended Monday night. Nearly 82,000 voted in the election, which was intended to help the opposition present a more united front against the Kremlin and find a way to broaden its appeal as enthusiasm for street protests fades. Alexei Navalny, a charismatic corruption fighter who is a rock star among the protest leaders, won the most votes, confirming his leadership role among those opposed to President Vladimir Putin.