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Former Ukraine PM Tymoshenko Rules Out Coalition with Party of Regions


Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says she will not seek a coalition with the pro-Russian Party of Regions after Sunday's parliamentary elections.

Tymoshenko Tuesday ruled out any partnership with the party led by former Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych.

Opinion polls show the Regions Party is favored to win the largest number of seats in the vote. But no single party is expected to have enough seats to form a government.

A top official for President Viktor Yushchenko's Our Ukraine party also rejected forming a coalition with the Party of Regions.

Mr. Yushchenko's campaign manager, Roman Bezsmertniy, says the party hopes to form a coalition with the bloc led by Tymoshenko.

The two groups were the key forces behind the so-called "Orange Revolution" that helped bring Mr. Yushchenko to power last year.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.