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Live Blog: Parliamentary Elections In Ukraine


10:04 28.10.2012
If you've been waiting for the Reuters "Ukrainians go to the polls" video, here it is.

Parliamentary Polls Open In Ukraine
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10:30 28.10.2012

Congratulations!

10:32 28.10.2012
Robust security presence in the streets of Kyiv

10:35 28.10.2012

Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter Evgenia votes in Dnipropetrovsk:


After voting, here's what she had to say: "Today I've voted for freedom of my mother, for freedom of political prisoners, for justice, and for our country returning to democracy so we will not wake up tomorrow in a concentration camp or in jail. These elections cannot be considered fair just because of one single fact that main opposition leaders were not even registered."​
11:01 28.10.2012
RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports: A district administrative court has banned the holding of rallies in the center of Kyiv until November 12.

The press service of the "Coalition of Participants of the Orange Revolution," a Ukrainian NGO says:

"The Court, considering the potential conflicts between organizations with opposite views, citing a presidential decree banning rallies in Kyiv downtown, decided to prohibit the holding of any events (except ones held by the state) until November 12."
11:05 28.10.2012
Here is where our Ukrainian Svc has correspondents today:
11:07 28.10.2012
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich: "It is very important for each voter who takes part in the election today to take a responsible decision. I've voted for stability, the economic development of Ukraine, and for our people to live better."

11:14 28.10.2012
The cat can barely handle the suspense. A larger photo gallery is on the Radio Svoboda site [LINK]

11:20 28.10.2012
Opora, an election watchdog reported at 12:15 local time:

Volodymyr Zayac, head of the district's election office says that a bus has brought voters to the voting station number 710556 in Taln, Cherkasy region. Zayac said that after voting a representative of one of the candidates paid these voters in a store nearby.
11:37 28.10.2012

Korrespondent.net, reports that the Central Election Commission has announced that as of 12.00 local time, 22.4% have already voted.

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