Monday, April 02, 2007

Ukraine: Snap Elections!

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has dissolved parliament and called a snap election, in an escalation of the country's political crisis.

The announcement followed seven hours of talks between Mr Yushchenko and parliamentary leaders.

The move comes amid a long-running power struggle between the pro-Western president and pro-Russian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych.

Parliament has vowed to defy the president and continue its work.

Analysts say the move is likely to plunge Ukraine into political turmoil.

Oy. What a mess. :(

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