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Ukraine poll may roll back Orange Revolution ideals

Ukraine holds a crucial election this weekend that could decide whether a resurgence of those backing renewed links with Russia could threaten the pro-Western ideals of President Viktor Yushchenko’s “Orange Revolution.” With the party of Yushchenko’s old nemesis, Viktor Yanukovich, well ahead in surveys for Sunday’s parliamentary vote, the “Orange” liberals in charge since the heady street protests of late 2004 seem likely to lose much ground. Yushchenko’s Our Ukraine party lies second in surveys for the outcome of the election to decide the make-up of an assembly endowed with new powers and able to choose the prime minister. Full Story

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