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17/ian/2010 Ultima oră: în Ucraina, Ianukovici şi Timoşenko se vor confrunta în turul II

Potrivit exit-poll-ului naţional, estimările după primul tur al alegerilor sunt următoarele:

1. Vikton Ianukovici – 31,5%

2. Iulia Timoşenko – 27,2%

3. Serhi Tîhipko – 13,5 % ; (marja de eroare ar fi de 0,5% !)

Alte exit-poll-uri dau procente diferite, dar acelaşi clasament: 1. Ianukovici – cca. 35%; 2. Timoşenko – cca. 25%.

Turul al II-lea al alegerilor este programat pentru 7 februarie a.c.

– pentru detalii: Alegeri în Ucraina – gustul amar al unei revoluţii autosabotate

Reclame

17 ianuarie 2010 Posted by | Geopolitica, Intelo | , , , , | 2 comentarii

17/ian/2010 Revista „Newsweek” (SUA) despre alegerile din Ucraina

The End of Orange

Only one thing’s for sure in Ukraine’s election: the winner won’t be Russia, no matter what it says.

By Owen Matthews and Anna Nemtsova | NEWSWEEK

Published Jan 9, 2010 | From the magazine issue dated Jan 18, 2010

No one can say who will win Ukraine’s presidential election later this month. But one thing is sure: Russia won’t waste time declaring itself the victor.

Ever since the 2004 Orange Revolution brought hundreds of thousands onto the streets of Kiev to overturn the rigged result of Ukraine’s last presidential vote, Russia has been itching for a rematch. For Vladimir Putin, seeing his man ousted in favor of a pro-democracy coalition that promised to take Ukraine into NATO and the EU was the „single worst strategic setback” of his presidency, according to Putin biographer Andrei Kolesnikov. Russia has spent the intervening five years ensuring that no such revolution can take place at home and that the Orange coalition in Ukraine would fail. These efforts, such as energy cutoffs and stoking separatism among Ukraine’s 20 percent Russian minority, worked devastatingly well—especially combined with the greed and shortsightedness of Ukrainian politicians. Viktor Yushchenko, the Ukrainian president and Orange leader, now limps along with single-digit approval ratings, while Viktor Yanukovych, the Moscow-backed candidate ousted in 2004, leads the polls. (text integral, format word doc. – Newsweek – Ucraina ian 10 )

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by Adrian Raeside 27 nov 09

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17/ian/2010 Ziarul „Le Figaro” (Franţa) despre alegerile din Ucraina

Viktor Ianoukovitch et ses sponsors

Le Figaro | 15/01/2010 | Mise à jour : 22:19

Proche du Kremlin, Viktor Ianoukovitch a acquis avec le temps une image plus policée.

L’ancien premier ministre d’Ukraine, au passé sulfureux, a su s’entourer pour finalement devenir le favori dans la course à la présidence.

En 2004, lors de la révolution orange, il jouait le rôle du méchant. Nervi de Vladimir Poutine, qui ne l’apprécierait guère en réalité, et des milieux d’affaires sans foi ni loi de l’est de l’Ukraine, avec lesquels les relations ne seraient d’ailleurs pas si fusionnelles.

Il faut dire que Viktor Ianoukovitch avait la carrure (1,95 mètre, 115 kilos), et une biographie qui ne plaide pas en sa faveur : des manières brutes de décoffrage, une certaine propension à abuser des «ressources administratives» (traduire : des pressions en tous genres pour gagner une élection) et un casier judiciaire de nature à plomber n’importe quel politicien occidental. Il aurait été condamné en 1968 pour vol, coups et blessures, puis en 1970 pour tentative de viol. L’information est au conditionnel, car les preuves se trouveraient sous bonne garde à Moscou. (text integral, format word doc. – Figaro – Ucraina – ian 10 )

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17/ian/2010 „The Economist” (M. Britanie) despre alegerile din Ucraina

Ukraine’s presidential election

Oranges and lemons

Jan 14th 2010 | KIEV

From The Economist print edition

 A run-off is likely between Viktor Yanukovich and Yulia Tymoshenko

FANCY buying a vote in Ukraine’s presidential election on January 17th? Go to a new website called “sell your vote” ( http://www.prodaygolos.com.ua). “I will sell two or three votes,” reads one post. “I’ve sold mine for 500 hryvna,” reads another. When last checked, the website advertised some 4,500 votes for sale across Ukraine, at an average price of 913 hryvna ($114). This number could hardly swing the election result, but is enough to reflect the public’s alienation and disillusionment with their politicians.

Five years after the “orange revolution”, which brought thousands of protesters on to the snowy streets of Kiev, many would rather vote against all the candidates—or just not turn up at all. Kiev is once again covered in snow, but the only noise in this election is that of pensioners banging pots and pans in front of government buildings to demand better living standards. The gloomy mood even inspired one small-town opportunist in western Ukraine to change his name to Protyvsikh (Against-all). He is now one of 18 registered presidential candidates. (text integral format word doc. – Economist – Ucraina ian 10 )

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17/ian/2010 O perspectivă rusă asupra alegerilor din Ucraina

Oranges and Clementines

Roland Oliphant ( Russia Profile)

15/01/2010

LVOV, Ukraine – In the Upcoming Ukrainian Presidential Elections a Second Round Seems Inevitable, But the Winner Is Hard to Predict

Democracy, in the crude form of healthy competition between rival candidates, is alive and well in Ukraine. Posters for the two main candidates Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and former Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich dominate the streets of Kiev against the backdrop of a myriad of posters for the other 16 hopefuls in Sunday’s presidential elections. Incumbent President Viktor Yushchenko’s “Ukraine for the people” slogan defiantly maintains a toe-hold in the national consciousness, though opinion polls show that his re-election campaign is a forlorn hope.

It is illegal to publish opinion polls less than 15 days before an election in Ukraine, and no new poll data has been published here since January 1. But a poll by the state-owned Russian pollster VTsIOM conducted between January 3 and 10 shows little change in the two weeks since New Year. Yanukovich continues to lead the field with 30.5 percent, with Tymoshenko trailing on at 13.9 percent. (text integral, format word doc. – Russia profile – Ucraina – ian 10 )

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