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Last Updated: Monday, 27 December, 2004, 10:42 GMT
In pictures: Yushchenko's triumph
Man voting
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More than 77% of Ukrainian voters cast their ballots - a reflection of how the presidential election gripped the nation.
Elderly woman voting at home
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Those confined to their homes on health grounds were still able to vote.
Viktor Yanukovych
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Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych's camp complained of irregularities.
Counting begins
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The counting was monitored by numerous observers representing all sides - including about 12,000 from abroad.
Viktor Yushchenko
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Opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko, who wants closer ties with the West, took a commanding lead.
Crowd in Independence Square, Kiev
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Yushchenko's supporters in Kiev celebrated through the night as his victory became clear.
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The Ukrainian Eurovision winner, Ruslana, was among the first to congratulate Yushchenko at the rally - with a song.
Viktor Yushchenko and his key ally Yulia Timoshenko
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Yulia Timoshenko, a key ally of Yushchenko, said a "new political era" was dawning.


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