Ukrainian Presidential election results suspended on appeal

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A Ukrainian court has suspended the result of the recent presidential election, following a challenge by losing candidate Yulia Tymoshenko. Mrs Tymoshenko, the Prime Minister, made the appeal on Tuesday, claiming the result was rigged. International monitors deemed the vote free and fair.

The court says the result should be suspended while it considers the evidence she has submitted. The winner, Viktor Yanukovych, is due to be inaugurated on 25 February. The supreme administrative court ruling concerns the Ukrainian Central Electoral Commission’s declaration on Sunday that Mr Yanukovych had won the vote.

The results showed him to have beaten Mrs Tymoshenko by a margin of 3.48%. The court is due to rule on Mrs Tymoshenko’s appeal to have the results thrown out in the coming days. It says it is not in a position to rule on a separate appeal to have the inauguration of Mr Yanukovych put on hold

Political deadlock

Mrs Tymoshenko has so far rejected Mr Yanukovych’s appeals for her to accept defeat. She has claimed that the election was marred by “systemic, fundamental and general falsifications” and has appealed for a full recount.

She appeared at the supreme administrative court in Kiev on Tuesday with her supporters, carrying several boxes said to contain evidence that the election was fraudulent.

However, international election monitors have said there were no significant flaws in the vote. Mrs Tymoshenko’s challenge is expected to prolong Ukraine’s political instability.

The country, which is in the midst of a severe economic crisis, has been in political deadlock for several years. Mr Yanukovych’s election run capped a political comeback from his defeat in the presidential elections of 2004.

After originally being declared the winner in that year, Mr Yanukovych’s victory was found to be fraudulent and overturned, following the Orange Revolution led by Mrs Tymoshenko and Viktor Yushchenko.

Mr Yushchenko went on to be president, but was ejected in the first round of this year’s vote. The relationship between Mrs Tymoshenko and Mr Yushchenko later broke down into a poisonous political rivalry.


24 thoughts on “Ukrainian Presidential election results suspended on appeal

  1. dzone dreaming and at last found something he can be happy.It happen in Ukrain ..ha..ha.. But the problem is rigging is done by opposition party and it is the bad news for Dzone 😀

  2. Chinthaka it does happen in some parts of the world.Rigging is taken seriously.

    If the opposition rigged the election shouldnt they be in a winning position?

  3. Chintaka idiot. You were day dreaming not DZONE to say opposition did the rigging. Stupid idiots like you are a blessing to this corrupted government.

  4. see how tamils take revenge from the singhalese? we are so strong to get our leaders like gearge master daya master released whle the so called singhalese lion is in jail…he he he….down with foolish singhalese

    1. siva it is not anything related to Sinhalese or Tamil is about law. if any one feel that Gorge master and Daya master to be jailed. why don’t they go to court against them. even against karuna. any one can put a case against them and LTTE goons will support by giving evidence for sure.

  5. Guys can any one why SF deposit money in Asoka thilakarathne’s account and why didn’t he deposit in his account or Anoma’a account? matter of trust?

  6. Guys can any one say why SF deposit money in Asoka thilakarathne’s account and why didn’t he deposit in his account or Anoma’a account? matter of trust?

  7. I want to thank President Mahinda,Champika Ranawaka,Winal Weerwansa,S.B Dissanayake for helping to send the Lion King for the jail…And I apreciate the army for helping too..

  8. Its a good step the President took to reign in the army…they were thinking the greatest army in the world by killing Prabha..Now that the Lion King is in the jail the Sri Lankan army has become powerless..

    1. Ha ha.. SL army is a sleeping Lian.. don’t wake up.. Keep in mind the speaking behalf of terrorist is a crime and SLA definitely will follow you where ever you are in this world. your tiny brain cant understand that you don’t feel the strength that SLA is now not in a war as they have cleaned up all garbage like prabha. siva comments indicate that yet some junk is there 😀

    2. Siva you can try out something if you are brave to challenge SLA as you think SLA is powerless. you can test it 😀 and let us know the results 😀

  9. We used our enemy to attack our enemy…Thank you president to putting Sarath Fonseka to the jail..please dont release him..let him rot in the jail for the punishment for killing prabha

    1. He is jailed for leaving for the garbage like you in this earth and betray for money.Prabha was killed by a soldier and not SF.

    1. siva, KP was treating nicely as he give all the support to kill prabha providing exact location praba was trying to ran away.

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