Yuschenko won third round

Mon 3 Jan 2005

Massive demonstrations in Ukraine after the unfair presidential elections of 31 October and 21 November forced the parliament to approve reform bills, which paved the way for a third round.

The 26th of December brought a victory for the democratic opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko, who garnered 51.99 percent of the vote. His rival Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, won 44.19 percent.

Yuschenko declared to go for a different Ukrainian future and wishes to see Ukraine part of the EU. He presented a four point plan to realize this. However voices from within the EU are not very positive about offering Ukraine prospective membership.

Read more on Ukraine: European Forum Country Update