There are basically no grounds for cancellation of presidential election results, Oleksandr Chernenko, Head of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine (CVU), has told reporters Thursday, according to UKRINFORM.

Chernenko emphasized that there is no possibility for cancellation of results at individual polling stations since deadline for such legal appeals was February 9.

"As far as I know, several tens of complaints have been already filed with a majority of them being defeated," he said.

The CVU chairman added that legal department of Yulia Tymoshenko's campaign office is preparing to appeal the overall election returns after the election authorities release the official results. In particular, it is planned to lodge a complaint to the Supreme Administrative Court. "When the matter concerns the appeal of election in whole, there must be system and massive fraud, which could affect the results. According to our assessments, there are no global arguments for cancellation of election across Ukraine," Chernenko believes.

With 100% of the ballots counted, 48.95% of Ukrainians voted for opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych in the February 7 run-off presidential election compared to 45.47% who supported current Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Some 4.36% voted against both presidential candidates.

Tymoshenko yet rejects own defeat. Her campaign office officials vow to challenge the official returns.

Numerous observer missions said the February 7 runoff election was transparent and democratic.


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