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November 27, 2004
Ukraine Executive Loses The Parliament

Reuters just reported that the Ukrainian parliament just issued a no-confidence vote for the Central Election Commission which declared Viktor Yanukovych the winner last week in their presidential election:

Ukraine's parliament on Saturday expressed no confidence in the Central Election Commission overseeing a disputed presidential election run-off.

The assembly, by a large majority, said the commission had failed to fulfil its duties under Ukraine's constitution and laws. In an emergency session, deputies cited many irregularities during the Nov. 21 ballot.

The executive appears to have become almost completely politically isolated now, with its sympathetic Supreme Court ruling against it, the people in the streets blockading governmentg buildings, television stations refusing to broadcast their "lies", and now Parliament rejecting the election results. Outgoing President Kuchma and Yanukovych will be lucky to get a chance to re-run the election at this rate. They may soon regret not jumping on that offer by Viktor Yuschenko when they had the chance.

UPDATE: King at SCSU Scholars has much more analysis on this development and others in the Ukraine. Keep scrolling, and keep checking back. King and I will be discussing the Ukrainian crisis during today's Northern Alliance Radio Network show, which can be streamed here starting at 12:00 CT.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at November 27, 2004 7:38 AM

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