Ukrainian Reformers Win ... so far
I don't really have much time for posting, as Mad Dad is required elsewhere in the Castle by young members of the clan. So my posts of necessity wil be surreptitious and short.
I've been trying to follow the election in Ukraine with very limited success. There hasn't been a lot of coverage. It appears, at this juncture that Viktor Yuschenko, of the Orange revolution, has beaten (again!) his rival pro-Russian rival Victor Yanukovitch. This time, the electoral commission has the split at 54.4% to 43.8% (CBC News). Ominously, Yanukovitch is refusing to concede defeat and says he will contest the results.
Apparently, electoral returns are very slow in coming in from the Russian speaking eastern regions of the country. I sense that Yanukovitch is setting up conditions favourable for declaring an autonomous region in the eastern region. This may be a prelude for the fracturing of Ukraine. Certainly, this would be in line with the imperial designs of Mr. Putin. Stay tuned folks. This one is not over yet.