Bitterly contested Ukraine elections come down to the wire

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The battle for the presidency of Ukraine continued to hang in the balance today as Viktor Yanukovych edged closer to victory and his bitter rival Yuliya Tymoshenko refused to concede defeat.

Mr Yanukovych’s lead over Ms Tymoshenko shrank to 2.4 percentage points this morning with 96 per cent of votes counted. Support for him was 48.39 per cent compared to 46 per cent for Ms Tymoshenko.

Full story: Tymoshenko refuses to concede defeat in bitter Ukraine elections – Times Online