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People’s Front Party Wins in Ukraine’s Parliamentary Vote: CEC

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People’s Front party wins in Ukraine’s parliamentary vote - Sputnik International
Ukraine's Central Election Commission announced that Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk's People’s Front party has won in Ukraine’s parliamentary vote.

KIEV, November 8 (RIA Novosti) – With 100 percent of the ballots counted, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk's People's Front party has won in the country's parliamentary elections, having gathered 22.14 percent of the votes, Ukraine's Central Election Commission says.

Poroshenko's bloc, the party of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, received 21.81 percent of the votes, according to the commission.

Four other parties have also made it to the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) — the Samopomich (Self-Help) party with 10.97 percent of the votes, the Opposition Bloc with 9.43 percent, Oleh Lyashko's nationalist Radical Party with 7.44 percent, and Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party headed by Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko with 5.68 percent of the votes.

Ukraine held early parliamentary elections on October 26. Ukrainians went to the polls to vote for 423 members of parliament — 225 of them from party lists and 198 in single-candidate constituencies.

On November 2, the self-proclaimed people's republics of Donetsk and Luhansk (DPR and LPR) held their independent elections for the heads of local governments and representatives of legislative bodies. Ukraine's central authorities have refused to recognize the elections.

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