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Ukraine Elections

Chewbacca Arrested While Campaigning For Darth Vader In Ukraine

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.26.2015 | Weird News


Ukraine Breakaway Regions Hold Criticized Elections

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 01.02.2015 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of separatist-controlled regions in eastern Ukraine voted Sunday to elect legislators and executives in polls that...

Ukrainian Election Exit Polls Predict Wins For Pro-Western Parties

AP | PETER LEONARD and YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 12.26.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainians overwhelmingly backed several pro-Western parties in a landmark parliamentary election Sunday, another nudge in the ...

Many Questions Loom Ahead of Ukrainian Elections

Taras Garapiak | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Taras Garapiak

When describing the Ukrainian Parliamentary elections of 2012, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the 'Ukrainian people deserve so much better.' Hopefully the new Parliament will prove worthy of Ukrainian people.

Ukraine's Vote, Russia's Fate

Carl Bildt | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Carl Bildt

When the Soviet Union collapsed more than two decades ago, and Ukraine opted for independence, many expected the country to do better than Russia in the years to come. But events turned out differently.

Three Reasons We Need a Parliamentary Election in Ukraine

Olga Bielkova | Posted 09.24.2014 | World
Olga Bielkova

The sitting Parliament, where at least half of the delegates can be qualified as unprincipled populists at best and outright criminals at worst, is incapable of acting on behalf of the people and it must be dissolved.

Election Results: Ukraine Looks to an Integrated Europe Its Own Voters Reject

Max Tholl | Posted 07.27.2014 | World
Max Tholl

A twisted turn of events led to the coinciding of the European elections with the presidential election in Ukraine. And the contrast couldn't be starker. In Ukraine, people strove and fought for Western-style democracy, whereas here, many are left disillusioned by just that. The results show how many people have turned their backs on Europe and are now following the siren calls from the extreme ends of the political spectrum. Voters have granted populists of all colors sweeping victories in many countries, establishing them as mainstream parties and making their political views more and more socially acceptable. This is the real historical moment of this election: the return to our own past, the return to a history whose long shadows we have been trying to eradicate. The election results render true what Marx knew many years ago: that history repeats itself -- first as tragedy, second as farce.

Italian Journalist Killed In Eastern Ukraine

AP | ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO | Posted 05.25.2014 | Media

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — An Italian photojournalist and his Russian interpreter have been killed in eastern Ukraine while covering fighting between...

Ukraine Holds Vote Seen As Key For Restoring Order

AP | MARIA DANILOVA and PETER LEONARD | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Long lines snaked around polling stations in Kiev on Sunday for Ukraine's critical presidential election, a stark contrast to th...

Top Ukrainian Defense Official: 'We Cannot Negotiate With Separatists'

Gazeta Wyborcza | Posted 05.22.2014 | World

KIEV — Andriy Gabrov, senior advisor at the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, predicts that the story of Crimean nationality isn't o...

Inside Ukraine's Make-Or-Break Elections

Kommersant | Valeri Kalnish | Posted 05.19.2014 | World

A common theme among all of the candidates is the idea that Ukraine’s regions need to have more autonomy. That is an obvious response to the...

Ukraine's President And Opposition Sign Agreement

The Huffington Post | Ryan Craggs | Posted 02.21.2014 | World

The BBC reports Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders have signed an agreement to hold early elections: Ukraine's president ...

Reigning Heavyweight Boxing Champ, Next PM?

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2012 | World

By Richard Balmforth KIEV, Oct 8 (Reuters) - The Western-style liberal party of heavyweight boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko has surge...

Ukrainian Prime Minister's Government Ousted

AP | ANNA MELNICHUK and SIMON SHUSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KIEV, Ukraine — Parliament ousted Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in a no-confidence motion on Wednesday that could end a political deadlock tha...

Ukraine Elections: Viktor Yanukovych Beats Tymoshenko, Exit Poll Shows

AP | DOUGLAS BIRCH and PETER LEONARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KIEV, Ukraine — Pro-Russian opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych declared victory in Ukraine's presidential runoff but his opponent rejected the ...