October 1, 2007


Orange Ukraine eyes poll victory (BBC, 10/01/07)
Ukraine's opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko says she wants to form a new coalition government following Sunday's closely fought parliamentary election.

She says she will hold talks with President Viktor Yushchenko's party in what could be a return to power for the allies of the 2004 Orange Revolution. [...]

With nearly 70% of the votes counted, the Yulia Tymoshenko block (BYT) was leading with 32.61%, it said.

Mr Yanukovych's Party of Regions (PR) was a close second with 31.61% while Mr Yushchenko's Our Ukraine-People's Self Defence (NUNS) trailed in the third place with 15.39%.

The Tymoshenko bloc and the NUNS are now widely expected to form a governing coalition.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 1, 2007 7:44 AM
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