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The overwhelming success of Ukraine’s pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of Regions in the country’s parliamentary elections has caused an outcry among the opposition, condemnation among observers, and is likely to dash hopes of closer ties with Europe and the US. But while the West may view the elections with dismay, the East – notably Russia – will ...
Professor Stefan Hedlund
It is election time in Russia but nobody is in any real doubt that Vladimir Putin will win what he wants. But are there telltale signs of weakness emerging, asks GIS expert Professor Stefan Hedlund in this special report.
HOLDING general elections has an obvious purpose in countries with a democratic tradition.