CEC processed 50% of protocols. The Opposition catches up the Party of Regions
CEC announced interim results of voting in parliamentary election in Ukraine. The gap between "Batkivshchyna" and the Party of Regions is slowly shrinking, communists demonstrate a higher result than exit polls predicted.
As a result of processing of 50% of the protocols, in the parliamentary election in Ukraine the Party of Regions won 35.03% of votes, "Batkivshchyna" - 21.98%, CPU - 14.89%, "UDAR" - 12.88%, "Svoboda" - 8.34%.
As reported, according to the National Exit Poll, five political forces pass to the Parliament: the Party of Regions - 28.1%, "Batkivshchyna" - 24.6%, "UDAR" - 15.4%, "Svoboda" - 12.2%, CPU - 11.6%.
Thus, opposition parties "Batkivshchyna", "UDAR" and "Svoboda" jointly receive 117 to 127 seats in the new parliament by party lists. The rest 125 seats go to the Party of Regions and the Communist Party.
It should be noted, that for the first time since 2002 the parliamentary election in Ukraine have been held under a mixed system - 225 deputies were elected by party lists and the same number were elected by the majority system in single-member constituencies. A total of 21 parties were in the ballots, one political force - Ukrainian Platform "Sobor" - had refused to participate in the race.
About 5 thousand candidates were involved in the struggle for parliamentary seats - 2650 by majority constituencies and 2550 by party lists. In order to pass to the Parliament a party must receive at least 5% of votes.
The official election results will be published after counting of documents from presinct commissions. Preliminary data are expected on the night of October 29.
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