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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Yanukovych Wins According to 6 Exit Polls

As of 8:14 pm Kyiv time, Tymoshenko does not concede.



Ropi said...

She became a real Hungarian celebrity. Your election was a hot topic today. I wouldn't concede either, because you may remember the exit polls showed different results in the first round.

Lingüista said...

Looks like it will be Yanukovych. Sort of ironical, of course, given that not letting him come to power was part of the point of the Orange Revolution. Now many of the same people who protested against him and the rigged elections have actually voted for him.

What do you anticipate will happen with Yanukovych in power, Taras? A rapprochement with Russia? Will Tymoshenko become the opposition leader with her BYuT?

Taras said...


Neither would I, but I think she lost.

As of 11:30 a.m. Kyiv time, Yanukovych has a 2.18% lead over Tymoshenko: 48.28% v. 46.1%. We have 4.5% left to count.

Let’s wait for the final results.


I don’t know. Yanukovych needs a parliamentary majority to make things happen. He doesn’t have it yet.

All I know is Tymoshenko and Yanukovych finally went separate ways, I guess. She lied, she lost. But she’s only 49 and thus has a good time horizon, plus lots of opposition experience.

Let her fight Yanukovych.