Ukraine votes in key parliamentary election

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Ukrainians are voting in a parliamentary election Western officials are billing as a litmus test of its democratic credentials.

Polls opened at 0800 (0600 GMT) and pit a main opposition grouping against President Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions. Mr Yanukovych has been criticised in the West for the jailing of his main rival, former PM Yulia Tymoshenko.

A number of smaller parties are aiming to capitalise on disillusionment.

Bill Hayton reports.

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