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Elections will be litmus test for current authorities, Klitschko tells Komorowski

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Sept. 21, 2012, 10:58 a.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski
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Leader of the UDAR Party Vitali Klitschko has said that the upcoming parliamentary elections in Ukraine will be a litmus test for the current authorities, in particular with regard to its aspirations for European integration.

Klitschko said this at a meeting with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, according to the party's press service.

"If the world declares these elections democratic, it will be a good sign for Ukraine and its European aspirations. We're inviting as many observers as possible to hold the elections transparently," Klitschko said.

He added that if democratic forces win the elections they will do everything possible to return the country to the way of democratic development, reject selective justice and implement real reforms. He also expressed hope that this will speed up the process of signing of the Association Agreement with the EU, which has said was in line with Ukraine's national interests.

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