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6 September 2011

How Ukrainian society changed in 20 years

Twenty years after independence, Ukraine is a society torn apart by the huge gap between the rich and the poor, a byproduct of the greed and selfishness fostered by the wild capitalism of the 1990s.

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18 March 2011

Ukraine - Backsliding on Democracy

The Ukrainian president and his Party of Regions have initiated an alarming process of democratic reversals and controversial 'reforms' in the past year that are fomenting internal protest and alienating Kiev from critical European counterparts.

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21 April 2010

Ukrainians crave new political forces, and the call will be answered

We have to start closing the gap between all aspects of lives of the Ukrainians and the European standards. In particular, we need to create a better system of parliament representation, and ease the conditions for arrival to parliament of new political forces.

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16 January 2010

Test of society’s maturity

To say that elections held in Ukraine are civilized and European-style would be an exaggeration. But as the unforgettable Mikhail Gorbachev said “the process is in full swing”. The democratic anarchy in our elections ends on the day that the people express their will when campaign headquarters try to achieve their goal of exerting influence on the voting process.

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15 January 2010

KyivPost: Of planned exit polls, which are trusted?

There will be at least six exit polls conducted during Ukraine’s Jan. 17 presidential election, but don’t expect all of them to accurately predict or uphold the fairness of the outcome, as they do in more experienced democracies.

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