Looks like the reform-minded, pro-Western challenger, Viktor Yushchenko, has been defeated by Viktor Yanukovich in Ukraine’s presidential election, in a victory for Yanukovich ally Vladimir Putin, who obviously wants Ukraine bound more tightly to Russia. The usual cries of voter fraud are being raised, although at this distance it’s never easy to tell if they are valid or not.
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For what it’s worth, the exit polling showed Yushchenko winning by about 30 points. Where’s Jimmy Carter when you need him?
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