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Ukraine Elections 2012

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Poroshenko meets troops as voting continues across Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has paid a surprise visit to troops fighting pro-Russian separatists on the front line in the east of the

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has paid a surprise visit to troops fighting pro-Russian separatists on the front line in the east of the

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Threat to boycott parliament in Ukraine

Opposition leaders in Ukraine are urging their supporters to stay on the streets and protest, claiming the recent election was rigged by the

Opposition leaders in Ukraine are urging their supporters to stay on the streets and protest, claiming the recent election was rigged by the

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Ukraine opposition party complains of "stolen" votes

Tension is continuing to simmer in Ukraine after last weekend’s disputed parliamentary elections. Opposition supporters tried to stop police from

Tension is continuing to simmer in Ukraine after last weekend’s disputed parliamentary elections. Opposition supporters tried to stop police from

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More claims of fraud in Ukrainian election

There is confusion over the counting of votes in many key regions in Ukraine, several days after the parliamentary elections there. At one

There is confusion over the counting of votes in many key regions in Ukraine, several days after the parliamentary elections there. At one

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Ukraine opposition party to take election fraud to court

Kiev, Donetsk and Vinnytska are the regions worst hit by electoral fraud, according to Ukrainian opposition parties. The Udar Party says at least

Kiev, Donetsk and Vinnytska are the regions worst hit by electoral fraud, according to Ukrainian opposition parties. The Udar Party says at least

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Ukrainian Svoboda party reject claims of anti-Semitism

For the first time the nationalist Svoboda or Freedom party will be represented in Ukraine’s parliament. The movement which has links with foreign

For the first time the nationalist Svoboda or Freedom party will be represented in Ukraine’s parliament. The movement which has links with foreign

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Yanukovich's party set for new parliamentary majority

Results so far from Ukraine’s parliamentary election point to President Yanukovich’s Party of the Regions – with the help of long-time allies –

Results so far from Ukraine’s parliamentary election point to President Yanukovich’s Party of the Regions – with the help of long-time allies –

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Ukraine election: the numbers game

Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich’s ruling party looked set to secure a parliamentary majority on Monday, despite international monitors

Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich’s ruling party looked set to secure a parliamentary majority on Monday, despite international monitors

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Ukraine election: european observers cry foul

A European team monitoring Ukraine’s parliamentary election says the ballot has “reversed democracy”. The Organisation for Security and Cooperation

A European team monitoring Ukraine’s parliamentary election says the ballot has “reversed democracy”. The Organisation for Security and Cooperation

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Yanukovich's party still in front in Ukrainian vote count

Ukraine’s ruling party says it has won the country’s parliamentary election. Officials said President Viktor Yanukovich’s Party of Regions picked

Ukraine’s ruling party says it has won the country’s parliamentary election. Officials said President Viktor Yanukovich’s Party of Regions picked

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Ukraine election: observers complain about lack of transparency

A European team monitoring Ukraine’s election on Sunday says the country has taken “a step backwards” compared with the 2010 presidential vote. The

A European team monitoring Ukraine’s election on Sunday says the country has taken “a step backwards” compared with the 2010 presidential vote. The

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Ukraine election marks "step backwards", says OSCE

Ukraine’s parliamentary election on Sunday was marred by the ruling Party of the Regions using state resources and facilities for campaigning and by

Ukraine’s parliamentary election on Sunday was marred by the ruling Party of the Regions using state resources and facilities for campaigning and by

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Ukraine's ruling party claims election victory

Ukraine’s ruling party has claimed victory in the country’s parliamentary elections. President Viktor Yanukovich’s Party Of Regions appears to have

Ukraine’s ruling party has claimed victory in the country’s parliamentary elections. President Viktor Yanukovich’s Party Of Regions appears to have

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Ukrainian nationalists still fearful of vote fraud

Ukraine’s nationalist Freedom Party has downplayed its strong showing in the country’s parliamentary elections. Leader Oleg Tyahnybok told euronews

Ukraine’s nationalist Freedom Party has downplayed its strong showing in the country’s parliamentary elections. Leader Oleg Tyahnybok told euronews

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Ukraine's opposition claim the people's true support

The opposition claim that the numbers show that they were the real winners. The party of the jailed former prime minister Julia Tymochenko

The opposition claim that the numbers show that they were the real winners. The party of the jailed former prime minister Julia Tymochenko

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Ukraine's ruling party claim election victory

In Ukraine the ruling party of President Viktor Yanukovich appears to have come out of the country’s parliamentary elections in the lead according to

In Ukraine the ruling party of President Viktor Yanukovich appears to have come out of the country’s parliamentary elections in the lead according to

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Ukrainian ruling party wins election: exit polls

Exit polls published immediately after polling stations closed in Ukraine’s parliamentary election predict the ruling party of President Viktor

Exit polls published immediately after polling stations closed in Ukraine’s parliamentary election predict the ruling party of President Viktor

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Observers keep vigil in Ukraine

The international community has deployed nearly 4,000 observers in Ukraine for these elections from the OSCE, the Council of Europe, European

The international community has deployed nearly 4,000 observers in Ukraine for these elections from the OSCE, the Council of Europe, European

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Ukrainians harbour few illusions on voting day

Corruption and resignation. These appear to be the keywords today as Ukrainians go to the polls to elect a new parliament. Observers say the result

Corruption and resignation. These appear to be the keywords today as Ukrainians go to the polls to elect a new parliament. Observers say the result

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Ukraine president set for victory in parliamentary poll

Ukraine’s 35 million voters go to the polls today to elect a new parliament. Despite the government’s unpopularity President Viktor Yanukovich’s

Ukraine’s 35 million voters go to the polls today to elect a new parliament. Despite the government’s unpopularity President Viktor Yanukovich’s

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Ukrainian political parties plan post-election alliances

As the election campaign draws to a close, Ukraine’s competing political parties are well aware that the world is watching. US Secretary of State

As the election campaign draws to a close, Ukraine’s competing political parties are well aware that the world is watching. US Secretary of State

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Ukraine election to be decided on an east/west divide

Ukraine goes to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament. Four hundred and fifty seats are up for grabs in an election which pits President

Ukraine goes to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament. Four hundred and fifty seats are up for grabs in an election which pits President

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Ukraine parliamentary vote: violations reported

International observers have arrived in Ukraine ahead of parliamentary elections on Sunday. More than 3,700 monitors are in the country. The vote

International observers have arrived in Ukraine ahead of parliamentary elections on Sunday. More than 3,700 monitors are in the country. The vote

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East-west language divide

The Ukrainian parliament this summer adopted a law to expand Russian language rights, but parts of the Luhansk region in the east of Ukraine refused

The Ukrainian parliament this summer adopted a law to expand Russian language rights, but parts of the Luhansk region in the east of Ukraine refused

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Ukraine's East/West divide

Still littered with reminders of its Soviet past the eastern city of Donetsk highlights the East – West divide in Ukraine. The country is set to

Still littered with reminders of its Soviet past the eastern city of Donetsk highlights the East – West divide in Ukraine. The country is set to

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Far-right party wants exclusive nationality

A far-right movement is likely to enter Ukraine’s parliament in the upcoming elections, polls indicate – for the first time. Yet the “Svoboda”

A far-right movement is likely to enter Ukraine’s parliament in the upcoming elections, polls indicate – for the first time. Yet the “Svoboda”

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Boxer taking a swing at corruption

From the boxing ring to the political ring: the Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klychko has moved into heavyweight politics. The name of his party – UDAR –

From the boxing ring to the political ring: the Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klychko has moved into heavyweight politics. The name of his party – UDAR –

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Traditional industry spearhead

Ukraine’s industrialists and politicians are betting on massive investment in traditional primary industries to spearhead economic development.

Ukraine’s industrialists and politicians are betting on massive investment in traditional primary industries to spearhead economic development.