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Reed College Professor Helps Monitor Ukraine Election

OPB | May 23, 2014 12:45 p.m. | Updated: May 23, 2014 2:46 p.m.

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Reed College politic science professor Paul Gronke is one of over  1,000 observers keeping an eye on Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday. The election will decide a successor to President Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted in February. Since Yanukovych fled capital city of Kiev, the eastern states have been mired in violence and rebellion. That could pose a problem for the election in those parts of the country. This is the third time that Gronke will be an election watchdog in a foreign country. Previous trips took him to Kyrgyzstan and Albania.

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