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    Poroshenko Does Not Get Enough Votes to Govern: US Journalist

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    The number of votes collected by Ukrainian President's Petro Poroshenko bloc is obviously not enough to govern, US journalist Andre Vltchek told RIA Novosti.

    WASHINGTON, October 27 (RIA Novosti) — The number of votes collected by Ukrainian President's Petro Poroshenko bloc is obviously not enough to govern, US journalist Andre Vltchek told RIA Novosti.

    "Poroshenko would be eventually forced to form a coalition, most likely with similar, or even more extreme right-wing forces," Vltchek said on Sunday.

    Vltchek said that Ukraine is in disarray and suffers from economic and social crisis with no support expected from the West.

    "The [Ukrainian] government and "pro-European forces" had been constructing their campaign on hollow promises and cheap, aggressive nationalist rhetoric. Voters were basically told that if the present regime wins, Ukraine could soon enter the EU, and eventually NATO," stated Vltchek.

    Even if Ukraine eventually will manage to enter the EU, as promised by Poroshenko, "it would unlikely fare better than those countries like Bulgaria or Baltics, where the production and agriculture basically collapsed," Vltchek pointed out.

    "After the coup backed by the West, the situation in Ukraine became so bad and so confusing, that some voters are now ready to support extremism. They decided to cast their votes for the 'nationalists.' However, they should remember that true patriot is a person, who is defending interests and wellbeing of his own people, not an individual who is ready to sell the country, cheaply and irreversibly, to foreign commercial and geopolitical interests," concluded Vltchek.

    The elections were held against the background of a serious political and economic crisis in Ukraine. Despite the ceasefire agreement on September 5 between government troops and independence supporters of the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk people's republics, both sides have repeatedly accused each other of violating the truce.

    The Petro Poroshenko Bloc is leading Ukraine's snap parliamentary elections on Sunday with around 23 percent of the ballot as seven political parties have passed the vote threshold in Ukrainian snap elections on Sunday, according to three exit polls.

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