November 1, 2012
Ukrainian President Consolidates Power
Daisy Sindelar, The Atlantic
At a time like this, it's good to have friends.
That may be what Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is thinking as he seeks to parlay his party's controversial win in last weekend's parliamentary elections into majority control of the 450-seat Verkhovna Rada. With just over nine-tenths of the vote counted, the Party of Regions is officially controlling 192 seats.
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