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KIEV, Jan 15 (Reuters) Ukraine is holding its first presidential election since the Canada Goose Parka 2004 Orange Revolution that swept pro Western incumbent Viktor Yushchenko to power but ushered in years of turmoil, crises and canadian goose jacket now a recession.

Yushchenko beat Moscow backed Viktor Yanukovich in a re run of a vote declared fraudulent after weeks of street protests. Initial euphoria turned quickly to disenchantment and Yushchenko is unlikely to make it into the runoff, opinion polls show.

Yanukovich now tops the polls, followed by Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko who stood side by side with Yushchenko during the 2004 protests but is now his bitter rival.

buy canada goose jacket Neither Yanukovich nor Tymoshenko can muster enough support to win outright on Jan. 17. They are likely to face off in a second ballot three weeks later, according to opinion canada goose cheap canada goose store polls.

Canada Goose sale Investors hope the election canada goose uk outlet will stop endless rowing that delayed reforms and stalled a $16.4 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund, and open a new chapter of greater stability in the former Soviet republic.

canadian goose jacket Analysts see the dust settling at the earliest in April and perhaps not until the summer, because the result may be challenged and the eventual winner may call a parliamentary election Canada Goose Outlet to consolidate his or her power.

cheap Canada Goose into account the fierce competition between the two main candidates and weakness Canada Goose Jackets of the Ukrainian legal system, the results of the election are likely to be contested. which may lead to a lengthy legal battle, Raiffeisen analysts said.

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canada goose YANUKOVICH VICTORY A victory for Yanukovich would mark a turnaround for the 59 year old, discredited in 2004 after he was declared winner of a fraudulent poll. His power base is the Russian speaking south and uk canada goose east, Ukraine cheap Canada Goose industrial heart and home to its oligarchs.

Canada Goose Jackets To consolidate power, Yanukovich Regions Party would try to muster a coalition in parliament to form a government.

canada goose store One way of ensuring this would be to ask Yushchenko Our Ukraine Party to join. Such a coalition canada goose uk black friday had been touted for years but nothing has come of it. Yushchenko most recently said he would not collaborate with Yanukovich.

Canada Goose online In the meantime, the government of Tymoshenko remains in place, and she may agree to stay on as premier if asked.

Alternatively, Yanukovich could call a snap parliamentary election, the third in five years, to seek an outright majority or buy canada goose jacket cheap bring in new forces as partners for the Regions Party.

canada goose clearance sale Analysts say a Yanukovich administration would exercise tighter central control and be cautious on reform, reminiscent of former President Leonid Kuchma Yushchenko predecessor.

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Wealthy businessmen are likely to Canada Goose online retain a tight grip on the economy and the canada goose clearance sale main enterprises and to hold sway over politics.

buy canada goose jacket cheap If Yanukovich loses he may well disappear from the political landscape and the Regions Party may come close to a split.

canada goose coats TYMOSHENKO VICTORY Tymoshenko, from the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk but with support in Western and Central Ukraine, says only she can unite the country. She has promised not to dissolve canada goose factory sale parliament, saying she could create a coalition three minutes

Analysts say her pragmatism may allow her to strike a pact with the Regions Party to consolidate her power in parliament.

The cost of Canada Goose sale a new election would be an incentive to reach a quick deal that would boost chances of restarting an IMF bailout programme with a $3.8 billion tranche of aid.

But buy canada goose jacket a Tymoshenko Yanukovich tie has been touted before and failed, and there is no guarantee the two rivals would be able to agree. canada goose uk shop Tymoshenko ambition for control may canada goose black friday sale also lead her to call for a snap parliamentary election.

Tymoshenko, a populist, is not unlikely to push through the structural reforms that Ukraine has long needed. But she may hand that unpopular task to the government and distance herself from the outcome.

canada goose black friday sale Once despised by Moscow for her role in the Orange Revolution and diatribes against canada goose corruption in the gas Canada Goose Coats On Sale sector, she now has cordial ties with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

She is expected to balance better relations with Moscow, which deteriorated under Yushchenko, with stronger ties to the European Union and Washington. But she will leave uk canada goose outlet the canada goose clearance issue of NATO membership alone for now.

DARK HORSE? Polls published before a Jan. 2 cut off showed that other candidates, including Tigipko canada goose coats on sale and former foreign minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, had no more than 10 percent support.

canada goose coats on sale Most analysts still expect Yanukovich and Tymoshenko to contest the runoff. But a Russian poll this week found Tigipko may have gain ground and could create an upset by facing Yanukovich on Feb. 7.

The businessman headed Yanukovich election staff in 2004 but left before the third round of voting that brought Yushchenko the presidency. (Additional reporting by Yuri Kulikov).

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