Ukrainians voted earlier this week in parliamentary elections for pro-Western members, who won a majority, in
Ukraine’s first popular elections after the
overthrow of its oppressive, corrupt pro-Russian government and subsequent
invasion by the Russian
The new President had already been several months ago. The transitional government ratified a trade
deal with the European Union. The rejection
of such a deal by the previous government in favor of one with Russia touched
off the protests that lead to its ouster.
The new Government is expected to continue to support an opening with
the West, while opposing pro-Russian separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine with Russian support, while trying to
improve relations with the Russian
Federation as much as possible. Russian and Ukraine recently reached a deal on
natural gas, for example.
In the first elections in
since the “Arab Spring” that began there led to the overthrow of the state’s
longtime dictator, Tunisians voted earlier this week for members of parliament under a new
constitution that guarantees liberty.
Islamist parties lost to secular parties that are expected to form a
government that will continue Tunisia’s
fight against Islamist terrorists.
The free and fair elections in
and Tunisia exhibited the return to representative government, beyond the good
results. Congratulations to the people
of Ukraine and Tunisia. May you enjoy and ever safeguard your