50 days to go and Yanukovych is set to win the second round of voting with over 50% of the vote
Under Ukraine’s flawed first-past-the-post voting system only the two highest polling candidates progress to the second round of voting. Yushchenko still remains the biggest loser stuck on 3.5% Lytvyn is holding ground doubling his last months rating. Yatseniuk is dropping by the week but still remains in third place ten percentage points below Tymoshenko.
On a two candidate preferred basis Yanukovych is on 47.4% to Tymoshenko 28.1% – adjusted for the expected turn out (87%) Yanukovych wins over 50% of the vote
At a cost of over 1 billion dollars Ukraine would have been much better off if the parliament had elected the next head of state. Another failure of Yushchenko.