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Outgoing Ukrainian president favours new elections

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Outgoing Ukrainian president favours new elections


The outgoing president of Ukraine, Leonard Kuchma, has said he is in favour of new elections as a way out of the stalemate over polls held on November 21.

The comments come after the pro-Russian candidate, Victor Yanukovich, who issupported by Kuchma, said he was ready for a new vote in two regions in the east, but only if voting fraud was confirmed there. The nation’s top judges are currently meeting to try to sort out a row that is now threatening to split the country. The Supreme Court says it could take days to make a ruling and there definitely will not be any decision before Tuesday. The liberal candidate Yushchenko is calling for the annulment of the victory handed to Moscow-backed Yanukovich and he wants new elections next month.
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