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Monday, January 18, 2010

81.85% Counted: Yanukovych, 35.7%; Tymoshenko, 24.77%

As of Jan. 18, 10:24 a.m. local time, 81,85% of the vote has been counted. The results are as follows:

Yanukovych, 35.7%
Tymoshenko, 24.77%
Tihipko, 13.02%
Yatsenyuk, 6.96%
Yushchenko, 5.37%
Symonenko, 3.55%
Lytvyn, 2.35%

Tymoshenko — who counts on the Tihipko-Yatsenyuk-Yushchenko vote in the 2nd round — spent the night celebrating the expected single digit between her and Yanukovych.



Ropi said...

It is interesting to see how divided the country is. Where most of the Hungarian minority lives voted for Yanukovych though.

khabar said...

From your map it comes out that Ukranians of Africa, China and even Canada are pro-Yunukovich.
Timoshenko, though, is popular within a smaller stretch of the Earth.

Taras said...

That would be a sweeping overgeneralization. Yanukovych won a plurality — not a majority — of votes among Ukrainian citizens who live outside Ukraine.

I don’t have the numbers for Ukrainian citizens who live in Asia and Africa. I think we’re talking about a few thousand people.

We should distinguish Ukrainians/people of Ukrainian origin from Ukrainian citizens. We should also distinguish the number of Ukrainian citizens outside Ukraine from the number of those who actually came to the polls.

Naturally, pro-Russian Ukrainians (especially those who live in Russia) went overwhelmingly for Yanukovych. Pro-Ukrainian/pro-Western Ukrainians went for other candidates.

khabar said...

Still, Canada allows having several citizenships. Perhaps someone has lost a good opportunity to vote (if democracy is yet trustworthy form of governance).
I am surprised Zakarpattya loves Yanukovich so much. I guess he has promised autonomy to Ruthenians even if they make up only 10 000.
Anyway, it'll be no easy time to rule Ukraine after the 7th, February.

Taras said...

Some countries allow dual citizenship, others don't. Ukraine does not recognize dual citizenship.

In Ukraine, dual citizenship has often been used as an insurance policy that helped its holders flee the country and avoid responsibility for crimes committed.

Yanukovych has publicly made no autonomy promises to the Rusyns.

I agree about the risk of Ukraine being a hard-to-govern place in the aftermath of the runoff.