Sunday, February 7, 2010

They had elections in the Ukraine today, according to the Associated Press. The pro-Russian candidate, Viktor Yanukovych is ahead of Yulia Tymoshenko, a leader of the Orange Revoltion. This is the end of Ukraine's pro-Western age. They are electing a President. Exit polls are showing that he won. She is rejecting the exit polls, saying the race is too close to call. They had elections in New Orleans yesterday but I can't find any news about that election. They are predicting post-election unrest in Ukraine. She is urging her followers to fight for every ballot. The polls said he is leading 48.5% to her 45.7%. She is claiming there was fraud in the election. The turn out was 70%. This is a second-round vote. She led the revolution in 2004 and became an international celebrity. He is from Russian speaking eastern Ukraine and she is from the western Ukrainian-speaking Ukraine. Tymoshenko voted in in her hometown of Dnipropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine. They are having an economic crisis in Ukraine. Its currency crashed in 2008 and the International Monetary Fund had to step in with a $16.4 bailout. He is leading by 51.3

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