Yanukovych as politican
In 2004 Yanukovych was a canditate of the parliamentary elections. He won against Viktor Yushchenko. So it came to protest and the Supreme Court of the Ukraine cancelled the result. In a second round of the elections Viktor Yushchenko won. In the elections 2010 Yanukovych was the winner. Since his tenure many oppositional activists were arrested. Include Yulia Tymoshenko, the Minister chairwoman under the government of Yushenko.