Violations build up as Election Day approaches

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Oct. 4, 2012, 11:42 a.m. | Politics — by Anastasia Forina, Yuriy Onyshkiv

Chernivtsi Oblast Governor Mykhaylo Papiyev (right) meeting with the staff of the Chernivtsi geriatric boarding house on Oct. 1. Election watchdog OPORA caught Papiyev several times campaigning for Presdient Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions, which is illegal for a civil servant. Papiyev maintains that election campaign in his oblast goes without violations.
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Anastasia Forina

Yuriy Onyshkiv

Just several weeks ahead of Election Day, Ukraine's parliamentary campaign is already full of violations of election legislation that could affect the results and the vote’s legitimacy.

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