1000s protest fraud in Ukraine election

2012-11-05 17:39
Vitali Klitschko. (AFP)

Vitali Klitschko. (AFP)

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Kiev - Some 2 000 opposition supporters led by boxing champion Vitali Klitschko took part Monday in a protest over alleged fraud in Ukraine's recent parliamentary elections.

The protesters in Kiev accused the ruling Regions Party of President Viktor Yanukovych of deliberately delaying the vote count.

"We want a recount in this controversial election," Klitschko, who heads the opposition Udar party, told dpa.

The Central Election Commission has given Regions 30% of the vote in the 28 October poll, the Motherland party of jailed former premier and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko 25.5% and Klitschko's party around 13%.

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