Sunday, February 14, 2010

Yanukovych Declared President-elect

The Ukrainian Central Electoral Commission has officially declared Viktor Yanukovych the victor  of the 2010 Presidential election.  Under the provisions of Ukraine's constitution Yanukovych must be worn in as President within 30 days.

Having won the election in October 2004 and lost the it in a re-run election in December that year Yanukovych will be given a chance to show the wold that he can act in the best interest of Ukraine.

Yulia Tymoshenko's attempts to declare the election null and void will fail. Everyone is against her, the hardest thing she will find is that the OSCE and PACE backed by all the Exit Polls have confirmed the result and election as being fair and a true refection of the people of Ukraine.

Will Tymoshenko seek to disrupt Yanukovych swearing in ceremony?  This is yet to be seen.

The good news is that Ukraine has less then 30 days before Viktor Yushchenko is ousted form office.  He has been extraordinary quite of late with most people already assuming he has let the building.  We blame Yushchenko for most of the ongoing political crisis and division that has plague Ukraine over his term of office.  Yushchenko was without any doubt the worst president and history will record him as such..

Ukraine's Constitution states:

Article 104 

The newly-elected President of Ukraine assumes office no later than in thirty days after the official announcement of the election results, from the moment of taking the oath to the people at a ceremonial meeting of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The Chairperson of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine administers the oath to the President of Ukraine.