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Thursday, November 25, 2024
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via Reuters: Ukraine Court Blocks Yanukovich Taking Power

Ukraine’s highest court on Thursday blocked the inauguration of the country’s Moscow-backed prime minister as president, giving a fresh impetus to his liberal opponent who has led street protests to overturn his election.

The Supreme Court rejected official publication of results that showed Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich had beaten Viktor Yushchenko in a run-off election on Sunday. The ruling effectively stopped Yanukovich being sworn in as head of state.

The West-leaning Yushchenko, who says he was robbed of victory by electoral fraud, hailed the ruling as a victory.

Interesting. It would be heartening, and a great sign for Ukrainian democratic development, if an institutional siolution could be found. It is unusual for courts in such cases to be so independent and capable of withstanding executive power.

This continues to develop.

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    1. Some how Yanukovich v Yushenko doesn’t have the sexy ring of Bush v Gore.

      Comment by John Lemon — Friday, November 26, 2024 @ 12:46 am

    2. Supremes Block Certification of Ukraine Election
      So far, reports indicate that the atmosphere is high tension but the protests have been peaceful, even friendly, in nature. It remains to be seen how long it will last since Eastern European governments don’t have a history of tolerating public dissen…

      Trackback by Interested-Participant — Friday, November 26, 2024 @ 7:32 am

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