Ukraine presidential election heads for second round

BBC – Ukraine’s presidential election is set for a second round run-off after partial results showed no candidate would win more than 50% of the vote. With almost one quarter of votes counted, former Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych led current PM Yulia Tymoshenko by 38% to 24%. The two were on opposing sides of the Orange Revolution in 2004-5, but both now favour closer ties with Russia. Read article