Ukraine opposition leader sworn in as new president

[JURIST] Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko [campaign website in Ukrainian] was sworn in Sunday as the new president of Ukraine [official website in Ukrainian], succeeding the outgoing Leonid Kuchma. Yushchenko won a December 26 re-vote against opponent and former Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych after the results of the original November 19 ballot favoring Yanukovych were thrown out by the country's Supreme Court following allegations of fraud. Yanukovych, asserting irregularities in the latest poll, exhausted his own appeals to the Supreme Court earlier this week but may still appeal to the European Court of Justice. Reuters has more. The Yushchenko campaign is issuing updates on the inaugural proceedings and provides a transcript of Yushchenko's inaugural address.

 

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