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End in sight to Ukraine political stalemate

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End in sight to Ukraine political stalemate


A deal is reported to have been reached to solve a stand-off in Ukraine’s ongoing election crisis. It follows fresh talks between outgoing President Leonid Kuchma’s administration and his political opponents. International mediators have also been involved.
The accord would result in Kuchma formally dissolving the government tomorrow ahead of the repeat presidential vote on December 26.

That was ordered after the country’s Supreme Court ruled last month’s second round poll was rigged. Agreement would also see the holding of a parliamentary session tomorrow during which a vote would be held on changes to Ukraine’s electoral law – a key demand of the opposition, which says its man was cheated out of the presidency. Equally, amendments to the constitution desired by President Kuchma will, its thought, be put to the vote.
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