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Exit polls: 93 percent of Crimeans favor union with Russia

Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:54 am



About 93% of Crimean voters have backed joining Russia and seceding from Ukraine, exit polls have suggested.

Crowds of pro-Moscow voters celebrated in the main city of Simferopol, and Crimea's pro-Russia leader said he would apply to join Russia on Monday.

But many Crimeans loyal to Kiev boycotted the referendum, and the EU and US condemned it as illegal.

Pro-Russian forces took control of Crimea in February after Ukraine's pro-Moscow president was overthrown.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26598832

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Post by Lone Wolf on Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:04 am

Cool   THAT'S interesting !!!

Considering the pre-referendum polls were closer to 80:20 in favour of rejoining Russia..

With 56% of Crimea's citizens being from Russian ethnicity, with a good representaion of Cossacks, it was always a bit of a "no-brainer" that the pro-Russia vote would carry the day ~ maybe between 70 and 80% could have been a good outcome for the Russians ~ but that "93%" certainly seems like a bit too much of a good thing for them !   scratch

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Re: Exit polls: 93 percent of Crimeans favor union with Russia

Post by Guest on Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:10 am

Here in the West we've always said "let the people decide" when it comes to things like that haven't we.

I'm happy for them.

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Post by Guest on Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:21 pm

BigAndy9 wrote:Here in the West we've always said "let the people decide" when it comes to things like that haven't we.

I'm happy for them.

i don't see how you can argue with such a huge margin in favour...

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Post by Guest on Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:50 pm

What has been the British government's view on the Falklands - let the people decide.

What is the British government's view on the UK - let the people decide.

What has been the British government's view on this "United States of Europe" - let the politicians decide.


I prefer to let the people decide myself - seems very democratic.

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Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:49 pm

I don't know; as Lone Wolf points out, the vote going that way isn't a surprise, but the 93 percent is suspicious. 93 percent of people probably don't agree that sex is fun or that pizza tastes good ...

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Re: Exit polls: 93 percent of Crimeans favor union with Russia

Post by Guest on Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:07 pm

Considering the choice, I'm not surprised:

The first will ask, “Do you support reunifying Crimea with Russia as a subject of the Russian Federation?” The second question will be “Do you support the restoration of the 1992 Crimean constitution and the status of Crimea as a part of Ukraine?”

Crimea is currently an autonomous republic that is a part of Ukraine. But when the 1992 constitution came into effect, it declared that Crimea was not a part of Ukraine. The constitution was later altered to make Crimea an autonomous republic within Ukraine.

What the ballot isn’t clear on is which version of the constitution should be restored. Most analysts agree that there is no clear option to simply maintain the status quo.


http://globalnews.ca/news/1209112/what-you-should-know-about-crimeas-referendum/

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