Ukrainians will decide this Sunday which of the two top vote-getters from the first round of their presidential election—Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko or parliamentary opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych—will replace current President Viktor Yuschenko. The election is a historic moment in this nascent democracy, which experienced its first real break from autocratic governance just five years ago.
Dr. Samuel Charap is the Associate Director for the Russia and Eurasia Program at American Progress. He is available for comment throughout the holiday weekend. To speak with Dr. Charap, please contact Suzi Emmerling at 202-344-0404 or email@example.com.
Below are links to Dr. Charap’s recent analysis of the election.