Note: According to preliminary results, the Party of Regions (PR) led all parties in the October 28, 2012, elections to Ukraine’s Supreme Council with 185 seats, followed by the All-Ukrainian Union “Fatherland” (101 seats), the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (40 seats), the All-Ukrainian Union “Freedom” (37 seats), the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU, 32 seats), the United Center (3 seats), the People’s Party (2 seats), and independents (43 seats). (Some seats were scheduled for revoting.) Opposition parties accused the PR of fraud in the administration of the poll and the counting of votes, and observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said that certain aspects of the election constituted a “step backward.” Upon the recommendation of President Yanukovych, Prime Minister Azarov’s ...

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