Score One for the People

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LETíS TALK: Yushchenko, Kuchma and Yanukovych, from left to right, agree to disagree

When president leonid Kuchma created the Ukrainian Supreme Court in 1996, he expected it — like all of the country's institutions — to be an instrument of his will. And he surely never imagined a scene like the one that unfolded Friday night, when the 21 red-robed judges, all with silver, star-shaped medallions glittering on their chests, announced their ruling on the disputed presidential election that has plunged the country into chaos. Kuchma's machine had claimed that his handpicked successor, Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, had won the Nov. 21 runoff, but international observers and supporters of opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko said...

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