Ukraine, Rigged Elections
by Jerome Armstrong, Sun Dec 26, 2004 at 08:15:04 AM EST
And speaking of rigged elections, here's Bush-style Democracy in action:The Bush Administration is talking to Iraqi leaders about guaranteeing Sunni Arabs a certain number of ministries or high-level jobs in the future Iraqi government if, as is widely predicted, Sunni candidates fail to do well in Iraq's elections.
An even more radical step has been raised, one that a Western diplomat said had already been mentioned to an aide to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric.
It is the possibility of adding some of the top vote-getters among the Sunni candidates to the 275-member legislature, even if they lose to non-Sunni candidates.
Ukraine Update, Looks like a blowout:Yushchenko, 50, took 56.5 percent of the vote in the new vote, according to a poll conducted by a group of pollsters including the Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Razumkov Center for Political and Economic Studies, to 41.3 percent for Yanukovych, 53. The figures were released as polling stations closed at 8 p.m.