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Q: ukraine 2006 ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: ukraine 2006
Category: Reference, Education and News > Current Events
Asked by: ukraine2006-ga
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Posted: 05 Apr 2006 07:05 PDT
Expires: 05 May 2006 07:05 PDT
Question ID: 715678
why did yuschenko loose the 2006 election?
Subject: Re: ukraine 2006
Answered By: hedgie-ga on 06 Apr 2006 05:11 PDT
The coalition which won the 'orange revolution' may still form the government,_2006

so it is possible to argue that he did not loose. 

Splintering of the 'pro-democracy' coalition is usual and healthy phenomenon
in emerging democracies. Before victory, there are two fronts:
all pro-democratic forces again incumbent communists. After victory, the
pro-democratic factions start competing for power in free elections.

Example of that was split of the OF into ODS (republican) and SCCD
(democratic) parties
after 1989 in the Czech Republic.


One should also consider the fact that prevalent US view:

"Whatever the outcome, continued Western engagement with Ukraine will be vital"

is not always accepted in other countries. The privatization which
follows a transition
to democracy leads to economical disruptions 

oil supply at world market rates
sometimes civil wars and strife
privatization of local industries, often at fire-sale prices to
foreign capital and in robber barons style

These are often blames on the first post-communistic government

" the statistical indicators at our disposal show a country and a
people in the midst of a long period of chronic social and economic
insecurity. There must surely be better times ahead."
Subject: Re: ukraine 2006
From: frde-ga on 05 Apr 2006 08:41 PDT
Because Russia is a coming power
- and he is a tosser

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