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PORA! TAKES TWO DIFFERENT PATHS

The radical youth group and anti-Leonid Kuchma youth movement PORA! (It's Time!) has been acclaimed for its contribution to Viktor Yushchenko's victory in Ukraine's recent presidential elections. The two wings of the group, known as "Black" PORA and "Yellow" PORA, held a united congress on... MORE

TYMOSHENKO STEAMS ONWARD TO PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE

Ukraine's new president, Viktor Yushchenko, nominated his populist ally, Yulia Tymoshenko, for prime minister on January 24 (see EDM, January 26) and submitted her candidacy to parliament on January 28. The Ukrainian constitution requires that a simple majority in the legislature, that is 226 votes... MORE

THE RISE AND FALL OF SOCIAL DEMOCRACY IN BELARUS

On January 18, the organization "Free Belarus" nominated Mikalay Statkevich as a candidate for the next presidential election, stating that its campaign must adopt the flag of the European Union and that its symbol should be a cornflower. The nomination followed two others from the... MORE

YULIA TYMOSHENKO TO BECOME UKRAINIAN PRIME MINISTER

One day after he was inaugurated as Ukraine's third president, Viktor Yushchenko appointed a powerful and radical triumvirate. Yulia Tymoshenko, of the eponymous bloc, was named prime minister; businessman Petro Poroshenko secretary of the National Security Council; and Oleksandr Zinchenko, the head of the Yushchenko... MORE

YUSHCHENKO IN MOSCOW

On January 24, one day after his inauguration as President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko paid a visit to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yushchenko thus fulfilled a campaign promise to head for Moscow on his first presidential trip abroad, as a reassuring gesture to opponents in... MORE

UKRAINIAN STEEL EXPORTS FACE HURDLES ON THE RUSSIAN MARKET

Ukrainian steel pipe deliveries to Russia, traditionally a contentious issue, will undoubtedly figure high on the agenda of upcoming discussions on bilateral economic relations. Regime change in Ukraine adds a political dimension to the negotiations with Moscow on this major Ukrainian export article. On January... MORE

WHO STANDS IN OPPOSITION TO YUSHCHENKO?

Yesterday, January 23, opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko was sworn in as president of Ukraine. The tables have been turned in Kyiv, and those who ruled yesterday are coming to grips with the new reality and learning to be in the opposition. For the moment, for... MORE