Sunday, January 17, 2010

Presidential Polling opens in Ukraine

Polling has opened in Ukraine to elect Ukraine's next head of state in what has been touted as being a referendum on incumbent Viktor Yushehnko's last five years since the events of 2004 Orange Revolution

Viktor Yushchenko has seventeen candidates, four from his own political faction, running against him.  Yushchenko is expected to lose in the first round of voting with his rival Viktor Yanukovych and Yulia Tymoshenko making to the second round of voting scheduled for February 7, 2010.

Polling closes at 6:00PM tonight and first exit polls are expected to be announced at 8:00PM