Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tymoshenko Takes Kiev

From Kiev, Ukraine
Today I picked up a free news publication which I could not really read on account of it being in Ukrainian :-B. But it included a very interesting map showing how the people in Kiev voted, raion by raion (raions are like neighborhoods). Yulia Tymoshenko took first place in every raion, with percentages in the mid-to-high 30s. Sergey Tigipko came in second, and Viktor Yanukovich, who came in first for the country as a whole, came in third in every Kiev raion with percentages in the mid-to-high teens.

Kiev's support for Tymoshenko despite her finishing second in the nationwide election reminded me a bit of Atlanta, Georgia, which often votes differently from the rest of the state of Georgia.

Wikipedia already has maps showing how the country voted. On the maps on that page, percentages equal percentage of total national vote the candidate earned there.

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