Monday, January 18, 2010

Orange is SOOO 2004

Viktor Yuschenko, the once-poisoned President of Ukraine has been eliminated after the first ballot of the Ukrainian Presidential election. Former PM Viktor Yanukovitch (the Pro-Russia guy Yuschenko beat in 2004) leads current PM Yulia Tymoshenko 38%-24% heading into the run-off. I would think Yuschenko's support would go to Tymoshenko before Yanukovitch but then again they may be so angry with Tymoshenko for running against her former running mate that they'll vote for Yanukovitch. I really don't know. Whoever wins, the country is likely to get a lot closer to Russia over the next term. I kind of wish Elections Canada took this approach to voter turnout, (from the BBC): "In the eastern city of Donetsk, one polling station encouraged voters with vodka and sausage." Booze and meat! Now that's a reason to vote!

1 comment:

Eugene Forsey Liberal said...

You've clearly got democracy on the brain. I came across a website,, with some banners and useful resources targetted at educating people about the essential issue re. Harper & democracy, that goes beyond prorogation & Saturday rallies.

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