Ukranian election results suspended

Ukraine flagAlthough President Obama and others already have congratulated the winner, Ukraine’s high court has suspended the results of that country’s presidential election pending a review of the runner-up’s appeal.  Tammy Lynch, a senior fellow at BU’s Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology & Policy and an authority on Ukranian politics, says it’s a power play by Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

“In Ukraine, most political power rests in the PM’s office. Therefore, although she lost the election, Tymoshenko will maintain more state power in her hands. How long she can continue this largely depends on how long her public support is maintained.”

Contact Tammy Lynch, 617-353-5815, tammymlynch@hotmail.com

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