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RIA Novosti: Ukraine’s elections a test for both ruling regime and opposition

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Aug. 2, 2012, 12:31 p.m. | Ukraine abroad — by RIA Novosti

As Ukraine marks the official start of the campaign season this week for the October 28 parliamentary election, all eyes have turned to President Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of Regions, which will fight to keep its control over parliament amid growing criticism at home and abroad.
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As Ukraine marks the official start of the campaign season this week for the October 28 parliamentary election, all eyes have turned to President Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of Regions, which will fight to keep its control over parliament amid growing criticism at home and abroad.

“They need to show that the Party of Regions is still the number one party,” said Ukrainian political researcher Serhiy Kudelia.

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