Finally Some Good Political News from Russia and Ukraine

CAMBRIDGE: Amazing but true: there is, at long last, good political news from Russia and Ukraine. Both countries held elections recently (for President in Ukraine, and parliament in Russia); both produced centrist governments. Even more remarkable, for the first time, the executive branch in each country is poised to find parliamentary support for its governmental program. This could be the beginning of effective democratic rule for the first time in these countries. Democratic rule, in turn, could give a decisive boost to true economic reform.