- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 7, 2010


KIEV — An exit poll says opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych has been elected Ukraine’s next president, steering the country away from the pro-Western course set by the 2004 Orange Revolution.

The National Election Poll predicted that the Russia-leaning Mr. Yanukovych would finish first in Sunday’s runoff ballot, 48.7 percent to 45.5 percent, with most others votes for the “Against all” category.

Ms. Tymoshenko, whose impassioned leadership of the 2004 Orange protests made her an international celebrity, has vowed to challenge a vote she claims was rigged.

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