Ukraine votes for a new president

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Ukraine may be on the brink of a new political era as polls suggest Victor Yanukovich, the pro-Russian opposition leader, as the country's next president.

Private surveys already predict a victory for Yanukovych, who is competing agains Yulia Tymoshenko, the current prime minister.

Voting on Sunday follows a brutal campaign and has prompted concern from analysts that the losing candidate will not concede defeat but instead turn to the courts or street protests - similar to those which followed the disputed 2004 elections in which Yanukovych, a former convict, was also a contender.

Al Jazeera's Neave Barker has more.

Feb 7, 2010