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  10/29/2012, Cheshvan 13, 5773

Anti-Semitic Party Gains Strength in Ukraine Elections


An anti-Semitic party has gained strength in Ukraine and has managed to pass the electoral threshold. The Svoboda (Freedom) party won 12% of the votes in Sunday’s elections and is expected to have anywhere from 21 to 37 seats in the 450-seat parliament.

Svoboda’s leader, Oleg Tyagnybok, is known for his rants against Russians, homosexuals and Jews. A report in Haaretz said that several complaints have been filed against Tyagnybok on charges of incitement to violence and racist and anti-Semitic remarks.