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Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych Viktor Yushchenko

Parliament rejects election result

27 Nov, 2004

A majority of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, supports a motion to declare the election result placing Yanukovych ahead of Yushchenko invalid. The parliamentary vote is not binding and may not influence the outcome of Yushchenko’s upcoming challenge in the Supreme Court. Parliamentary speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn ahead of the vote:

The logical issue to be raised is to declare the election politically invalid because the true will of the people is now impossible to establish.