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Ukraine opposition hesitant after ruling party win

 Members of a local election commission open a ballot box to count votes after a day of election at a polling station in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 2...
 Election commission officials count ballots at a polling station in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Ukrainians are electing a parliament on Sun...
 FILE - In this Monday, April 4, 2011 file photo, former Ukrainian Prime Minister and main opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko is pictured in her headq...

Ukraine Election

Members of a local election commission open a ballot box to count votes after a day of election at a polling station in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 2...

Ukraine Election

Election commission officials count ballots at a polling station in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Ukrainians are electing a parliament on Sun...

Ukraine Elections

FILE - In this Monday, April 4, 2011 file photo, former Ukrainian Prime Minister and main opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko is pictured in her headq...

Ukrainian opposition parties are scrambling for position after the ruling party scored a confident victory in parliamentary elections denounced as unfair by international observers.
President Vitkor Yanukovych's Party of Regions was poised to retain its majority of seats in parliament, according to nearly final officials results released Tuesday. But the opposition appeared uncertain about whether to recognize the election and start building a coalition or focus on protesting the results of the vote.
The West has condemned Sunday's election as a step away from democracy with Yanukovych's main opponent jailed and allegations of fraud.
The jailed former premier Yulia Tymoshenko launched a hunger strike to protest the violations. But her most likely partner, the world boxing champion Vitali Klitschko appeared more focused on forging a parliamentary alliance.


Updated : 2020-12-04 10:54 GMT+08:00