Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Notes on Wednesday evening

Thoughts on Wednesday events: there seem to be three tracks. First, the Supreme Court will soon find that 2nd round of the presidential election was tainted with fraud. The Rada will develop and past a set of new election regulations that will do away with many of the gaps that exist in the current regime. Finally, the International Roundtable will move to develop the timetable to lead to a new round of elections. Whether this means an entire new set of polling or just a rerun of the 2nd round is difficult to say.


At this point of time Victor Yushchenko should win either possible election. If the absentee ballot gaps are closed, if tighter observation standards are applied and if a more observable vote counting system is in place, I see no one else who can take the momentum from him. He has proven himself to be the strongest political candidate Ukraine has ever seen. He should be able to get 60% of any vote regardless of the number of people who will run against him.


The other news item of the night, the snow removal truck that was dragging the bribe receipts coming out of the presidential administration compound. It just shows a high degree of carelessness. First rule of bribery, no receipts and then, destroy all the records. It just shows that the administration never considered that Yushchenko could win and there was no plan for destroying documents that they might wish to keep from public view.


At 3:29 PM, Blogger Ron said...

Bribe receipts?!Good grief - I've not seen that at any other website or news outlet! (And I try to find and visit all...) If all this does not put a LOT of corrupt government people behind bars, it should... from the outgoing criminal president, all down through the whole rotten bunch.

Question is - who has the contents of that truck? Who can be trusted with the contents?

By the way - I've been trying to find out what happened to the PORA website - it's just not there anymore (gone for the past 30 plus hours.) If you know, or can find out - many of us would like to know why....

Take care...

At 3:14 AM, Blogger Final Historian said...

Ron, I heard rumours of a DNS attack. Probably Russian hackers.

At 1:38 AM, Blogger johandebroyer said...


I have a new website about Kiev.

Best regards,

Johan de Broyer
Investor in Ukraine!


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