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Ukraine to hold early parliamentary vote

Ukraine’s president and prime minister reached agreement Friday on holding early parliamentary elections in a bid to end a political standoff between the rival leaders. The agreement is a major victory for President Viktor Yushchenko, whose April 2 decision to dissolve parliament and call early elections was a huge risk and looked in danger of backfiring as the crisis dragged on. But while Yushchenko won the battle, the real fight for control over the next parliament still looms ahead, and all polls show pro-Western Yushchenko’s parliamentary allies trailing Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych’s Russian-leaning party. Full Story

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