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Yanukovych camp says beating Tymoshenko in court

RIA Novosti


KIEV, February 11 (RIA Novosti) - Viktor Yanukovych's opposition Party of Regions said on Thursday they were winning the court battle over Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's complaints of vote-rigging in Ukraine's presidential election.

The Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc said earlier in the week they had evidence of hundreds of violations at polling stations and demanded a recount of ballots.

"Another seven court hearings have taken place. At this time all of the 24 complaints [from Tymosheko's staff] have been rejected, that is, they were found to be groundless," Party of Regions deputy chairman Boris Kolesnikov said, adding that another 36 claims would be heard later on Thursday.

Preliminary results announced on Wednesday after the vote count was completed showed Yanukovych narrowly winning the second round of Ukraine's presidential election, with 48.95% of the vote against 45.47% for Tymoshenko.