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Fighting For Every Seat

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Nov. 8, 2012, 10:08 p.m. | Politics — by Oksana Grytsenko, Yuriy Onyshkiv

From left, Oleh Tiahnybok, leader of the nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) Party, United Opposition-Batkivschyna leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reforms leader Vitali Klitschko take part on Nov. 5 in a rally outside the Central Election Commission in Kyiv to protest election fraud. Opposition politicians have decried numerous violations in the Oct. 28 parliamentary election, but were still deciding their options and positions as of Nov. 8. The CEC and parliament said new elections should be held in five contested single-mandate districts, but many in the opposition are opposing this solution. Meanwhile, Klitschko is seeking a new national election because he alleges falsification took place nationwide.
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Yuriy Onyshkiv

Two weeks after the Oct. 28 parliamentary election, Ukraine’s Central Election Commission is still struggling to finish the vote count and determine the election results by the Nov. 12 deadline.

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