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All In The Family

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Mar. 02, 2012 00:10
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President Viktor Yanukovych and the older of his two sons, Oleksandr. The younger son, Viktor Jr., is a member of parliament.
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With his popularity sinking at home and in Western capitals, President Viktor Yanukovych appears to be digging in to keep his hold on power. While he doesn’t stand for re-election until 2015, his ruling Party of Regions faces a key test in the Oct. 28 parliamentary election. The president has installed key allies to head virtually all of the nation’s most powerful financial and law enforcement agencies. The president denies doing so, but many have the impression that loyalty rather than qualifications is the determining factor in these appointments -- and this is worrisome to many people.

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