Ukraine's opposition demands vote re-count

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Ukraine’s opposition parties are protesting in central Kiev over allegations of vote-rigging in the country’s recent parliamentary election.

They accuse President Viktor Yanukovich and his Party of Regions of fixing the vote to win roughly a third of ballots cast.

Jailed former premier Yuila Tymoshenko is on hunger strike over the alleged fraud.

International observers said the election was a backward step for democracy in Ukraine.

They said the poll was marred by “the abuse of power and the excessive role of money”.

This Kiev pensioner agreed, saying that the ruling party has robbed the whole country with its electoral fraud.

The opposition demonstrators say they will stay camped outside the Central Electoral Commission’s HQ until a re-count is ordered.

They are also threatening to challenge the results of the October 28th vote in court.