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November 22, 2004

Post-Election Ukraine

As I mentioned yesterday, I thought it was a bit premature for Reuters to be declaring Yushchenko the winner of the presidential run-off in Ukraine. The "official" count from Electoral Commission currently has Yanukovych as the winner wtih 49.4 percent of the vote to Yushchenko's 46.7 percent. There are myriad indications that this is not accurate.

Election observation committee OSCE spokesman Bruce George said, "The second round did not meet a considerable number of standards of the OSCE and the European Council for democratic elections." They are calling for a review of each area of the country before.

And so, Ukrainians have taken to the streets to rally and protest. One news source estimates over half a million Ukrainians participating in this post-election rally. Some locals estimate about 250 thousand people were down at Independence Square today. The rally is ongoing--right now there are tents set up and people staying the night in sub-zero weather.

More:
Europhobia's Election news, updated regularly.
MPC's photos from today's rally.
Neeka's observations from the rally.
Independence Square, Kyiv, Live WebCam

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Thanks for posting on the post-election news. Keep up the good work! We are praying for justice to be done.

Posted by: Dan and Amy Clay at November 23, 2004 04:01 PM


 
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