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OSCE: Ukraine’s election fails to meet democratic standards (UPDATED)

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Oct. 29, 2012 14:40
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An election observer of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) stands in front of ballot boxes prior to ballot counting at a polling station in Kyiv on Oct. 28, after national parliamentary elections. Ukraine's ruling party was set to win the most votes in legislative elections on Sunday but faced a strong challenge from the party of ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko whose jailing sparked Western concerns of foul play. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI SUPINSKY
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Ukraine’s streak of four relatively democratic national elections, from 2004 to 2012, has come to an end with the Oct. 28 parliamentary vote.

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