A Dictatorship’s “Election”

UPDATEUkraine election ‘reversed democracy’, OSCE says

“At the moment, there are some worrying trends, as confirmed by the latest interim report by the election observation mission of the O.S.C.E.’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.

We are concerned about reports of the use of administrative resources to favor ruling party candidates and the difficulties several media outlets face. Similarly, we are concerned about the continuation of the practice of the Central Election Commission holding closed pre-session meetings and the lack of representation of some political parties on district and precinct election commissions. Distribution of material or financial benefits to voters is another issue that should be investigated and halted.”

It’s also easy to win when the opposition leader is in jail!

Ukraine’s Troubling Trends
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/25/opinion/hillary-clinton-catherine-ashton-ukraines-election.html?_r=1&

Ukraine election: President Yanukovych party claims win
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20113616

Yulia Tymoshenko: Imprisoned By The Dark Side
https://simonjmeath.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/yulia-tymoshenko-imprisoned-by-the-dark-side/

Ukraine — Who Cares About Democracy?
https://simonjmeath.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/ukraine-—-who-cares-about-democracy/

Ukrainian Federalism: Code For Rule From Moscow
https://simonjmeath.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/ukrainian-federalism-code-for-rule-from-moscow/

Moscow Rules Ukraine
https://simonjmeath.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/moscow-rules-ukraine/

Ukraine’s Subverted Democracy
https://simonjmeath.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/ukraines-subverted-democracy/