Viktor Yanukovych registers for poll race

Ukraine’s opposition leader, Viktor Yanukovych, has been registered as a candidate for Ukraine’s Presidential election scheduled to take place on Sunday January 17, 2010. Yanukovych is the highest polling candidate and is generally expected to win the election at a second round ballot to be held sometime in February 2010.

Yulia Tymoshenko, the second highest polling candidates has yet to submit her documents for registration. 

Other candidates who are expected to put the name in the hat but have not yet applied for registration include

Oleksandr Moroz, leader of the Socialist Party of Ukraine
Yuriy Kostenko Ukrainian Peoples’ Party and member of the Our Ukraine bloc,

Prosepective candidates for election must submit their applicationfor registration prior to November 6. The Central Election commissionthen has three days to process any nomination.

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