November 24, 2004
"The commission had already indicated a win for Mr Yanukovych, but exit poll results had put Mr Yushchenko ahead."
"US Secretary of State Colin Powell said Washington 'cannot accept' the election result as legitimate."
Hahahahaha. It would be hilarious, if it weren't so incredibly transparently fucked-up. Article here.
Posted by dianna at November 24, 2004 01:10 PM
And did you see that thing on Boing Boing about the possible poisoning of the leading opposition candidate?
Toronto Star Article
Now, I realize these things aren't actually related (or rather, you'd have to be more of a conspiracy nut than I am to consider them related), but I've really had enough of mystery illnesses in world politics lately. If heads of state and front candidates for heads-of-state-ness are going to suddenly come down grievously ill, I want to fucking know what they've got and why. Is that so much to ask?