Orange Revolution



Born: 1989
Occupation: Post-graduate student in European studies and Young European Ambassador
Location: Ukraine
Born: 1982
Occupation: Communication consultant
Location: Belgium
The Orange Revolution refers to a period of protests in Ukraine in the aftermath of the November 2004 presidential election. Many Ukrainians claimed that the election was rife with electoral fraud, voter intimidation, and political corruption in favor of the winning candidate, Viktor Yanukovych. After acts of civil disobedience and protest across the country, authorities called a recount in which international and domestic authorities ensured fairness. Yanukovych's opponent, Viktor Yushchenko, emerged victorious and the Orange Revolution ended in January 2005.