Tymoshenko says she will prevent Yanukovych from rigging presidential election

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Dec. 17, 2009, 2:52 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
Candidate for Ukrainian president and Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has said that the current popularity ratings of her opponent, Regions Party leader Victor Yanukovych, have been groundlessly overrated, and added that she would not allow the election results to be rigged. "We won't allow him to rig the election once again, covering himself with false ratings that are completely unconfirmed," she said in the village of Bobrovytsia in Chernihiv region on Thursday.

Tymoshenko said that her political bloc would prevent those not included in the electoral roll and without any confirmed addresses from voting at the election. She said that each voter would be able to vote at only one polling station.
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Anonymous Dec. 17, 2009, 3:02 p.m.    

we can all be safe and secure knowing that Yulia will be watching Yanukovych to ensure he will not rig the election and Yanukovych will be watching Yulia. BUT who is watching Yushchenko. Then fact that Ukraine now has a registered voters list will ensure that the administration of the election is much more open and transparent. With each side watching each other it is unlikely that there will be mass falsification of election results. The system that is in place is much better then that back in 2005

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Anonymous Dec. 18, 2009, 5:35 a.m.    

Man, are you naive or what?

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Anonymous Dec. 17, 2009, 4:11 p.m.    

She will watch him, he will watch her, and we all are watching them - and there will still be rigging and corruption goeing on as all parties acceptthis to be part of Ukrainian politics.

We are back to square one - were Ukrainian politics is all about getting to the power and not to demonstrate to your people that you can improve the country.

Keep on the good work Ukrainian politicians - you are ever so trustworthy given all your counter actions towards each other.

I wonder who is watching the others by the way?

Ukrainans should not allow anyone of these 18 candidates rig the election - how can it be done?

Tell me you wise ones on the top - how do you stop this?

I bet you do not have the answer being so busy trying to get to the best seat in Ukraine in 2010.

Best of luck to you all, may none of you win - I think Ukraine would be better off without a president.

Maybe even better off without the VR as well, money could be spent on something more important to the people - for the people

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Anonymous Dec. 18, 2009, 1:49 a.m.    

You are right Ukraine would be much better off without a president. The EU Parliament elects its head of state why can not Ukraine do likewise.

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Anonymous Dec. 18, 2009, 5:35 a.m.    

Yulia Vladimirovna, pull out of the race now and Yanukovich will give you the PM job back after Lytvyn gets his turn.

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