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Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-04 08:52 PM
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Yanukovich formally announced winner of Ukraine's elections (it's official
KIEV, Nov. 24 (Xinhuanet) -- Ukraine's Central Election Commissionon Wednesday declared Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich winner of the presidential elections.

Commission head Serhiy Kivalov said Yanukovich has won 49.46 percent of the vote while his disgruntled rival Viktor Yushchenko 46.61 percent.

Yanukovich said he would try to promote living standards and was ready to talk with the opposition.

"We must improve our lives and we will do it together ... Tomorrow, we start stalks with Yushchenko's team. We will look forcommon ground."

Yushchenko refused to concede, claiming there was brazen fraud in the elections and calling for a nationwide strike.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/25/content_22...
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-04 11:15 PM
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1. Hmmm. Interesting
Wonder what BushCo's next move will be.

I can't help feeling that whichever way this turns out, Ukraine will be the loser.
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kostya Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-04 11:26 PM
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2. It's BS. General strike across the country will take place now.
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ilovenicepeople Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-04 11:32 PM
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3. I do believe Viktor Yushchenko and the majority of Ukrainians
would have to disagree,and for the record so do I.SHOW US WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!
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makhno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-24-04 11:49 PM
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4. "Across the country"?
Methinks what'll happen is that a lot of the people in the East and South are going to go to work as usual. Unsurprisingly, we don't hear much from these parts of the country in the news here, since it's all protests, all day. Amazing what a little media manipulation can do, no?
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Traction Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-25-04 12:32 AM
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5. Wow,
I never knew "Weird Al" was running! :dunce:
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aneerkoinos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-25-04 01:02 AM
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6. Both sides
admit widespread fraud. What nobody can know for certain is who won. I can see no other solution than repeating the election, after extensive negotiations (and pressure) on how to prevent fraud, and sending not just tens or hundreds of observers, but an army of them, thousands.

With violence, everybody looses.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-25-04 01:19 AM
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7. It is time to move on
Put the past behind us.
Move forward together.
Heal the wounds of partisanship.
Come together for the common good.
etc.
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