Reforming Ukraine

Richard Gwyn
Published: Wednesday, 12/01/2004 12:00 am EST

Ever since the election in Ukraine, reformers have won just about every tactical political or public relations battle. A key reason for this is paradoxical. The opposition presidential candidate, Viktor Yushchenko, and his advisers, knew full well that the election was going to be stolen from them. So they prepared themselves to fight back hard during the actual election campaign itself and through the post-election skirmishing and manoeuvering.

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