Once a divisive figure reviled by some here as a shady reactionary and Kremlin pawn, Prime Minister Viktor F. Yanukovich has turned into arguably the nation’s most popular politician.
"Arguably" is the key word of this sentence.
And then there's this:
He [Yushchenko] then lost to Mr. Yanukovich in balloting that was denounced as fraudulent by Western observers. Protests forced another election, which was won by Mr. Yushchenko.
How come there's no mention of the Supreme Court's ruling?
Don't really feel like reading on. Maybe later.