NPR's Corey Flintoff Talks to Con. David Dreier, Co-Leader of IRI's Observation Mission, About Ukraine's Elections

October 29, 2012

Ruling Party On Track To Keep Power In Ukraine
NPR's All Things Considered

by Corey Flintoff

Ukraine's parliamentary elections on Sunday pitted an unpopular government against a fragmented opposition. The ruling Party of the Regions is predicted to hang on to its majority, despite widespread allegations of repression and corruption. One of the main opposition leaders, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, is in prison on charges on what her supporters say are trumped up corruption charges. The next most popular opposition leader is a heavyweight boxing champion with no political experience.