Thursday, January 20, 2005

Yushchenko Wins, This Time in Court

The Ukraine Supreme Court rejected Viktor Yanukovych's appeal and approved the Central Election Commission's declaration of Viktor Yushchenko's victory in the Dec. 26 revote of the runoff election. The following translation of the final paragraphs of the Court's ruling is from the BBC Monitoring Service, taken from the broadcast in Ukrainian on the One + One Network in Kyiv:

On the basis of Articles 8, 71, 103, 124 of the Constitution of Ukraine, Article 13 of the Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Articles 93, 98 of the law of Ukraine "On Ukrainian presidential elections", Article 15 of the law of Ukraine "On the specifics of applying the law on Ukrainian presidential elections in the repeat vote on 26 December 2004", Articles 11, 243/10, 243/20 of the Civil Procedural Code of Ukraine, the Chamber for Civil Cases of the Supreme Court of Ukraine has ruled that the complaint from Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych about inaction by the Central Electoral Commission, its actions to establish the results of the repeat vote in the Ukrainian presidential election on 26 December 2004, about the Central Electoral Commission's resolutions on the results of the repeat vote on 26 December 2004 and the results of the Ukrainian presidential election No 14 dated 10 January 2005, and about the publication of the results of the repeat vote on 26 December 2004 in the Ukrainian presidential election, No 15 dated 10 January 2005, be rejected.

The ruling is final and is not subject to appeal.

Chairman, judges - all signed.

I declare the court hearing closed.

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