Region: World to Yulia: You Lost!

The door to Ukraine’s presidency has all but been shut in the face of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. But now she has managed to stick her foot in just before the door closed. She won a court ruling that suspended the results of the Feb. 7 runoff, pending an investigation into her allegations of election fraud.

Nevertheless, Western leaders and election observers have already been quick to recognize Victor Yanukovych, the same man they accused of trying to steal Ukraine’s presidency during the 2004 election, as victor in 2010. Tymoshenko’s opponents and independent analysts, meanwhile, interpret her tenacity in challenging the election results more as an exercise in political survival than a genuine attempt to overturn the outcome…

Read more at the Kyiv Post.

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