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These are the hottest, dirtiest single-mandate races

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Nov. 01, 2012 17:29
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Election commission officials recalculate ballots at a district of election commission in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.
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As widely anticipated, the fight for half the legislature’s 450 seats was the fiercest and dirtiest in single-mandate constituencies. Because of their local nature, international and local observers saw these races as being highly susceptible to widespread abuse of government resources in favor of pro-presidential candidates, intimidation of candidates, journalists and observers, voter bribing and tampering with vote tabulations.

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