Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma and opposition leaders have agreed on new anti-election fraud legislation and to replace the central election commission.
Mr. Kuchma announced the agreement early today (Tuesday) after a day of European-sponsored talks in Kiev.
The anti-fraud bill would ensure a December 26th runoff election will be completely fair and transparent. Mr. Kuchma also agreed to fire election commissioners who certified Pro-Russian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych the winner of last month's presidential election.
Friday the Supreme Court threw out the results of that election after pro-western opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko challenged the results, charging massive fraud.
The two sides, however, could not agree on changes to the constitution that would eliminate some presidential powers and whether to dismiss the Yanukovych government.
Parliament plans to vote on the anti-fraud bill today. It had also announced plans to vote on the constitutional changes.