Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Canada and U.S. reject the announced results

Central Electoral Commission has finally declrared Yanukovych the winner of the 2004 presidential elections.
Canada's Anne McLellan said
Canada cannot accept the results in Ukraine's presidential elections.
So did Colin Powell
"We cannot accept this result as legitimate because it does not meet international standards and because there has not been an investigation of the numerous and credible reports of fraud and abuse,"

BBC offers a good roundup of the story.

It's instrumental that the U.K., the E.U. countries follow the suit and do the same.
In the Canadian parliament, both sides, Conservatives and Liberals applauded the decision. Whatever are the political differences between the U.S. and Europe this is an issue that can bring everybody together. Ukrainians shan't be left alone in this struggle. I really hope so.


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