It never ceases to maze just how limited thinking and bias the western media are when it comes to reporting on Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Central Elections Committee (CEC) came under unjustified attack when the CEC was faced with the inevitable task of having to reject the nominations of Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko. It turns out that Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko has not filled in correctly the nominations forms which required that candidates included on the registered party/bloc lists to included their registered addresses. every other political party managed to comply with the rules and requirements, that is all except Yulia Tymoshenko’s bloc.
The CEC rejected the nominations and requested Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko resubmit the required documents.
Yulia never to let a chance go by claimed that the CEC was seeking to deny her the opportunity to nominate for the elections.
Rather then just correct the mistakes and fill in the forms properly Yulia appealed to the media and the courts.
The courts found no wrong on behalf of the CEC but never the less they ordered the CEC to register Yulia’s candidates. It is unclear if teh court had also required Yulia to complete the missing information.
The provision of having to provide a registered address is common practice in all electoral systems in the west. The determination of the CEC was not out of the ordinary and any suggestion that their was a conspiracy to refuse Ukraine’s main opposition party the right to contest the elections is pure fantasy if not a media beat-up on Yulia’s behalf.
The decision of the court can as some form of relief to the CEC who as a result of teh courts ruling has absolved the CEC from the inevitable task of having to reject Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko’s nominations.
In reality teh story which has travelled the globe was nothing but a media beat-up and if anything showed to what extent the media will turn a blind eye for what they consider to be a good yarn.