Milestones Jan. 10, 2005

ELECTED. VIKTOR YUSHCHENKO, 50, opposition leader; as President of Ukraine; with 52% of the vote, compared with 44% for Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych. Western election monitors alleged widespread fraud in the Nov. 21 runoff--which was won by Yanukovych--and the Supreme Court nullified the results. Before resigning his post last week, Yanukovych vowed he would make a court challenge, but the revote has been praised as fair by Ukrainian and international leaders.

OUSTED. FRANKLIN RAINES, 55, as chairman and CEO of mortgage-finance giant Fannie Mae; days after the Securities and Exchange Commission found the company had violated accounting rules; in Washington. A...

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