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    The final results of the Sunday parliamentary election in Ukraine will be announced in a week but it is already clear that Poroshenko’s Block and Yatsenyuk’s People’s Front are leading.

    MOSCOW, October 27 (RIA Novosti) — The final results of the Sunday parliamentary election in Ukraine will be announced in a week but it is already clear that Poroshenko’s Block and Yatsenyuk’s People’s Front are leading.

    According to the exit poll Poroshenko’s Block is winning with some 21.8 to 23 percent of the votes, followed closely by the People’s Front with 18.23 to 21.3 percent. The current figures are rough estimates, but the two parties are most likely to retain their leadership and form the core of the new parliamentary coalition.

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko already announced that he will begin forming the parliamentary majority coalition starting on Monday. He expressed hope that coalition talks would be completed in ten days.

    "Ten days allowed by law to announce the [election] results are enough to complete talks on the candidature for prime minister, coalition, and Rada leaders," Poroshenko said. "I, as president, will put forward candidature for prime minister proposed by the coalition," he added.

    Poroshenko stressed that there will be no quotas in the new Cabinet and that it will be his bloc that would form the core of the parliamentary majority coalition in the newly-elected Ukrainian parliament.

    Poroshenko said that the People's Front, led by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, will be the key ally of his bloc in future coalition, in which he welcomes almost all the parties except for the successors of the Party of Regions.

    Experts say, the preliminary results show that the Ukrainian parliamentary election is likely to seriously strengthen Yatsenyuk’s position but might disappoint Poroshenko.

    Rostislav Ischenko, the President of Kiev-based Center for System Analysis and Forecasting, told RIA Novosti that the Ukrainian President launched the parliamentary election in order to “become the one and only,” which means to get a chance to form the parliamentary majority in accordance with his own needs.

    “The exit poll results suggest that he failed in this attempt,” Ischenko said.

    According to Ischenko even if Poroshenko manages to form the parliamentary majority and appoint a Prime Minister this will be done only “through very lengthy bargaining, concessions and so on.”

    The parliamentary elections are expected to bring at structural changes to Ukrainian government. “I think the number of government positions will be decreased,” Poroshenko told journalists, adding that the number of parliamentary commities will also decline.Final results of the Sunday parliamentary election in Ukraine will be announced in a week but it is already clear that Poroshenko’s Block and Yatsenyuk’s People’s Front are leading.

    According to the exit poll Poroshenko’s Block is winning with some 21.8 to 23 percent of the votes, followed closely by the People’s Front with 18.23 to 21.3 percent. The current figures are rough estimates, but the two parties are most likely to form the core of the new parliamentary coalition.

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko already announced that he will begin forming the parliamentary majority coalition starting on Monday. He expressed hope that coalition talks would be completed in ten days.

    "Ten days allowed by law to announce the [election] results are enough to complete talks on the candidature for prime minister, coalition, and Rada leaders," Poroshenko said. "I, as president, will put forward candidature for prime minister proposed by the coalition," he added.

    Poroshenko stressed that there will be no quotas in the new Cabinet and that it will be his bloc that would form the core of the parliamentary majority coalition in the newly-elected Ukrainian parliament.

    Poroshenko said that the People's Front, led by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, will be the key ally of his bloc in future coalition, in which he welcomes almost all the parties except for the successors of the Party of Regions.

    Experts say, the preliminary results show that the Ukrainian parliamentary election is likely to seriously strengthen Yatsenyuk’s position but might disappoint Poroshenko.

    Rostislav Ischenko, the President of Kiev-based Center for System Analysis and Forecasting, told RIA Novosti that the Ukrainian President launched the parliamentary election in order to “become the one and only,” which means to get a chance to form the parliamentary majority in accordance with his own needs.

    “The exit poll results suggest that he failed in this attempt,” Ischenko said.

    According to Ischenko even if Poroshenko manages to form the parliamentary majority and appoint a Prime Minister this will be done only “through very lengthy bargaining, concessions and so on.”

    Ischenko said that Yatsenyuk has very good chances of forming the majority in accordance with his needs. “But it is very hard to make any forecasts before they will come to Rada and start dividing seats,” the expert noted.

    The parliamentary elections are expected to bring at least structural changes to Ukrainian government. “I think the number of government positions will be decreased,” Poroshenko told journalists, adding that the number of parliamentary committiees is likely to decrease as well.

    Poroshenko noted that another major change at the Ukrainian political landscape is that there will be no communists in the Ukrainian parliament — for the first time in 96 years.

    A snap parliamentary election wrapped up Sunday in Ukraine. Only 423 deputies are expected to be elected, according to the Central Election Commission, which has ruled out any voting in 12 districts of Crimea as well as 15 districts in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The electoral threshold has been set at five percent.

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