Bureaucrats and politicians of the West – supporters of globalism, equality and anti-Western immigration – are denouncing the recent election victory of the Party of Regions, the ruling party in the Ukraine. Much as with the recent elections in Georgia, ‘the West’ was openly supporting one side over another. Just as in Georgia, ‘the pro-Western,’ pro-Atlanticist party lost to a party more friendly to Russia. James Brooke’s article for Voice of America notes ‘Western’ efforts to promote the Region’s party defeat as well as its criticism of the lack of democracy in this large Eastern European country. Naturally, the Progressive-minded elites of ‘the West’ are casting the election as ‘a step backwards.’ Just as in the case of Texas, ‘the West’ sent in vast numbers of election monitors in hopes of ensuring their desired outcome:
Ukraine’s parliamentary elections on Sunday drew attention from afar – the country rests between Europe and Russia – and were viewed by many as a mid-term litmus for President Viktor Yanukovych. A record 3,500 foreign observers came here to monitor the vote.
..European observers harshly criticized the campaign, which came halfway through Yanukovych’s five-year term.
Walburga Habsburg Douglas, observation mission leader for Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), said the vote was a backward step for the nation of 46-million people.
“Considering the abuse of power and the excessive role of money in this election, democratic progress appears to have reversed in Ukraine,” Douglas told a packed press conference. “The October 28 parliamentary election was characterized by a lack of level playing field, lack of transparency, and a lack of balanced media coverage.”
…Audrey Glover, OSCE’s long-term observation leader, criticized the vote-counting and the campaign.
…Victory for the ruling party will likely cement the leadership of Yanukovych, whose first term has been marked by an accumulation of presidential powers and antagonism with the West.
…Many in the West view the elections as a signal of Ukraine’s future course in managing its relationships with both Russia and the European Union.