President Viktor Yushchenko on Wednesday said he accepted the results of Ukraine's presidential elections, where he was eliminated in the first round, but defiantly vowed to stay in politics. Yushchenko, the figurehead of the 2004 Orange Revolution, won just 5.45 percent of the vote in the first round elections on Sunday amid widespread disappointment with his presidency. But in a characteristically defiant statement, Yushchenko said that the holding of free elections, warmly praised by international observers, was in itself proof of the victory of the Orange Revolution.