UPDATE ~ Ukrainian PM refuses to concede election, alleging constitutional, rights violations

[JURIST] Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych refused to accept apparent defeat at the country's polls Monday, declaring that he would "never recognise such a defeat, because the constitution and human rights were violated" and that his campaign team had reports of 5000 complaints about the conduct of the vote. As reported earlier today in JURIST's Paper Chase, Yanukovych trails opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko in the official returns by some 3,000,000 votes, with virtually all precincts reporting. BBC News has more.



 

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