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Ukraine’s Current President Weighs in on Election Dispute

24. February 2010 by Gregg 0 Comments

Despite being cleanly beaten during Ukraine’s January First-round elections, President Viktor Yuschenko has not been shy about his involvement in the continuing political process in the country. From weighing in about which candidate he supported in the following second-round Election (None of them), to making unpopular outgoing decisions such as appointing Ukrainian Nationalist revolutionary Stepan Bandera a “Hero of Ukraine”.

On February 19th, weeks after his rival from the 2004 Presidential Election, Viktor Yanukovich had been announced the winner of the 2010 Ukrainian Presidential Election, President Yuschenko told reporters of his opinion about Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s appeal against the decision.

The President decried the process, describing it as Ukraine being “taken hostage by two people” and promising his support in getting through the inquiry as quickly as possible. Yuschenko has also gone on a decision-making spree in his final days in office, signing a bill on the introduction of digital television and pardoning a number of prisoners.