2012

The Economist 29 October 2012 UKRAINE's ruling Party of the Regions looks set for victory in national elections on October 28th. With almost 70% of the vote counted, the party of president Viktor Yanukovych (pictured above) was on 33.51% of the vote, the opposition Fatherland party was on 22.97%, and the Communists received 14.51%. A party led by world champion boxer Vitali Klitschko had garnered 13.13% of the vote and Svoboda, a far-right

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Washington Post 29 October 2012 MOSCOW – Election results reported Monday in Ukraine's parliamentary election point to an effort by the ruling Party of Regions and President Viktor Yanukovych to follow the same path of government-by-strongman as neighbors Russia and Belarus. In balloting that was sharply criticized by international observers and denounced as flagrant fraud by the opposition, the party appears to have furthered its grip on

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Walburga Habsburg Douglas at a polling station in Kyiv. KYIV, 29 October 2012 – Ukraine's parliamentary elections were characterized by a tilted playing field, the international observers concluded in a statement released today. This was the result, primarily, of the abuse of administrative resources, as well as a lack of transparency in campaign and party financing and of balanced media coverage. Voters had a choice between distinct parties

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COPENHAGEN, 25 October 2012 – OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Riccardo Migliori advocated strengthening regional inter-parliamentary co-operation, especially in relation to the Mediterranean region, in a speech Monday at the 127th Session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Quebec. He proposed that all regional organizations connected to the Mediterranean meet once a year as a way to more effectively utilize time and financial resources.

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KYIV, 23 October 2012 – Walburga Habsburg Douglas (MP, Sweden), the Special Co-ordinator to lead the OSCE election observation mission in Ukraine released the following statement today after meeting with Yuriy Lutsenko in prison: "Today I met with Mr. Yuriy Lutsenko at the Mena penal colony in Chernihiv region. We talked for approximately two hours through a plate glass window inside the prison. I appreciate very much the invitation from Mr.

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Rian.com.ua 23 October 2012 КИЕВ, 23 окт - РИА Новости. Вице-президент ОБСЕ Вальбурга Габсбург Дуглас и руководитель программ международного секретариата ОБСЕ Анна Чернова встретились с осужденным экс-главной МВД Юрием Луценко в Менской колонии, сообщает во вторник пресс-служба партии "Народная самооборона". Ранее пенитенциарная служба разрешила Луценко встретится с вице-президентом Парламентской Ассамблеи ОБСЕ Вальбургой Габсбург Дуглас во

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