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Ukraine Election Loser Again Delays Inauguration

The loser of last month’s presidential election in Ukraine again delayed his opponent’s inauguration on Thursday by failing to deliver a promised court appeal, infuriating the president elect’s team.Moscow-backed former Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich, who lost by nearly eight percentage points, has managed to hold off the inauguration of liberal president-elect Viktor Yushchenko for nearly three weeks through legal challenges to the vote. Supporters of Yushchenko, who hoped to stage a grand inauguration this week with dignitaries from around the world to mark Yushchenko’s West-leaning “orange revolution,” expressed their mounting exasperation at the delay.Full Story

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