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  • Oleh Tyahnybok, leader of Ukraine's nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party, speaks to the media during a press conference in Kiev on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, following parliamentary elections the day before. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

    Nationalists perform strongly in Ukraine vote

    A right-wing party has promised to fight for greater democracy and a pro-Western course for Ukraine and to defend the Ukrainian culture and language. But the Svoboda (Freedom) party has also been tainted by its anti-Semitic protests and its leaders' xenophobic statements.

  • Extremist party making gains in Ukraine

    Reports of widespread election irregularities continued to roll in Tuesday as the ballot count from Sunday's parliamentary vote neared its conclusion. The extremist Svodoa Party is virtually assured of having a bloc of seats in the next parliament, further straining relationships between Ukraine and the European Union.

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