Way cleared for Yushchenko

Ukraine's Supreme Court cleared the way on Thursday 6 January for former central bank governor Viktor Yushchenko to be inaugurated as president next week when it rejected an appeal against Mr Yushchenko's victory in the presidential election.

The ruling means the Central Election Commission is free to announce final results from the election as early as Monday, according to a Yushchenko campaign lawyer. He also said that Mr Yushchenko's inauguration could then be held by the end of next week f