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21 May 2024

Yanukovich wins tight Ukraine vote

Ukraine's President-elect Viktor Yanukovich is said to be pro-Russia. (SUPPLIED)

By Agencies

Ukraine has narrowly chosen the pro-Russia Viktor Yanukovich as its next president, results showed yesterday, after elections that rejected the West-leaning policies of the Orange Revolution. But with his margin of victory of around just 2.5 per cent according to a count of almost all the votes, his challenger Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was showing no sign of conceding a poll that was much closer than forecast.


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