Ukraine official poll result suspended on PM's challenge

A Ukrainian court suspended the official result of this month's presidential election.

Ukraine official poll result suspended on PM's challenge

A Ukrainian court suspended the official result of this month's presidential election after agreeing on Wednesday to consider a challenge by Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to Viktor Yanukovich's win.

Few commentators expect Tymoshenko to be vindicated or for the case to delay the Feb. 25 inauguration of Yanukovich, a veteran politician who was denied the top job by the 2004 "Orange Revolution" protests against electoral fraud.

The Supreme Administrative Court is expected to issue its ruling by the end of the week.

Tymoshenko, personally lodging her complaint with the court on Tuesday, repeated her claims that Yanukovich's supporters cheated at several hundred polling stations, robbing her of victory in the Feb. 7 election.

Yanukovich and his Regions Party have brushed off the allegations.

The court said the official result of the election was suspended pending its review of Tymoshenko's complaint. It could have dismissed her allegations without a review of the case.

Yanukovich's supporters in parliament are trying to win over parties to form a new coalition and, if they succeed, a vote of no confidence in Tymoshenko's government is expected.


Reuters

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