Saturday, February 20, 2010
Ukraine PM abandons poll challenge
A Ukrainian court has stopped considering a legal challenge to the result of February 7 presidential election after the prime minister decided to abandon her complaint.
Yulia Tymoshenko said on Saturday that she had decided to withdraw her attempt to overturn Victor Yanukovych's victory after losing confidence in the supreme administrative court.
"We do not see sense in further proceedings in the case," Tymoshenko told the court.
She later told reporters: "I faced a machine that works beyond justice."
"They want to sanctify the fraud and make it look legal."
After several hours of deliberations, Judge Olexander Nechitailo announced the court's decision to "leave the lawsuit by presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko without consideration".
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Source: Al Jazeera