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Ukraine human rights group:
For the Western media the main story of Ukraine parliamentary elections had been that the far-right Svoboda party failed to pass the 5% treshold to take seats in the parliament and that the influence of nationalistic radicals on the Ukrainian political scene had therefore waned.
Svodoba, however, was only one vehicle for extremists. These also organized as the populist-extremist Radical Party of Oleg Lyashko which very much did capture seats in the Duma.
Even more critically, extremists’ clout has grown due to the electoral success of the People’s Front party of the Prime Minister Yatsenyuk.
During the campaign the supposedly mainstream People’s Front set out to boost its nationalist credentials…
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