Viktor Yushchenko


Viktor Yushchenko
Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko ('-ктор Андр-йович Ющенко) (born February 23, 1954) is the President of Ukraine. On November 26, 2004, he lost the Ukrainian presidential election. However, he and his followers argued that the election had been corrupted. They argued that the election results had been falsified by the Ukrainian government, in support of the opposing candidate Victor Yanukovych. They organized political demonstrations in autumn-winter 2004 that gathered millions of people all over the country. They called the demonstrations "The Orange Revolution". The Constitutional Court ordered a second round of elections, which Yuschenko won.
Yushchenko claimed to have been poisoned by political enemy's. Certainly, he was hospitalized and his appearance shows signs of a grave illness.
His political party is now part of the government with the political party of his old ally Yulia Tymoshenko. She is the leader of the government.


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