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You're reading: Washington Post: Ukraine slides away from democracy

Given that promising moment, it is distressing to see Ukraine’s
political system now backsliding. The campaign leading up to the Oct. 28
vote for parliament was rigged to benefit President Viktor Yanukovych
and his ruling Party of Regions. This time, there was no revolution, just relatively small but determined protests,
and a brushoff from the prime minister, Mykola Azarov, who declared,
“These were the best organized elections in Ukraine in the history of
its independence.”

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