OSCE final report on Oct. 28 parliamentary election cites need for improved transparency, fairness

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Jan. 8, 2013, 5:29 p.m. |

People walk on a street of Kyiv as fireworks launched by supporters of President Viktor Yanukovych's Regions Party burst in the sky on Oct. 28. Ukraine's ruling party won more seats than any other in parliamentary election, but face strong international criticism for denying participation of imprisoned ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and other opposition leaders. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ ANDREW KRAVCHENKO

Editor's Note: The following statement was released Jan. 3 by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a group of 57 nations including Ukraine, to accompany the final report on the Oct. 28 parliamentary election in Ukraine.

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