Thursday, January 28, 2010
Quality of Election Administration, Part 6
The Yanukovych and Tymoshenko campaigns have been casting aspersions at each other, alleging preparations for falsification of the upcoming second round. The campaigns have battled over a ballot printing facility, a judge on the Kyiv High Court of Appeals (that adjudicates election disputes), and now the sitting Minister of the Interior. While the Rada voted to oust him today, he will remain in place until a replacement is named. Tymoshenko is unlikely to put this high on her agenda, preferring to keep Lutsenko in his post.