By SOF Editor on Mon, 01/18/2010 - 11:26am
Exit polls announced within minutes after elections ended in Ukraine indicate the country's current and former prime ministers will emerge from a field of 18 candidates to face one another in a run-off in three weeks. Incumbent President Viktor Yushchenko appears out of the running with a reported fifth-place finish.
An exit poll conducted by Kyiv's Razumkov Center shows Viktor Yanukovych, who was accused of rigging the 2004 election, has garnered more than 31 percent of the vote. Yulia Tymoshenko, the current head of government, has more than 27 percent, a bit higher than expected. Incu