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    Ukrainian Prime Minister’s Party Gains 22% of Votes at Parliamentary Elections

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    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk's People's Front Gains 22 percent of votes at parliamentary elections, when poroshenko's bloc tails with 21.63 percent.

    KIEV, October 28 (RIA Novosti) — With 83.18 percent of ballots counted, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk's People's Front is gaining 22 percent of votes in the country's parliamentary elections, leaving Poroshenko's bloc behind with 21.63 percent, according to Ukraine's Central Election Commission.

    According to the commission, another four parties are entering the Ukrainian parliament: Samopomich (Self-Help) party headed by mayor of Lviv Andriy Sadovy with 10.98 percent of the votes, the Opposition Bloc with 9.48 percent, Oleh Lyashko's nationalist Radical Party with 7.46 percent, and Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party headed by former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko with 5.69 percent.

    Uktaine's President Petro Poroshenko said earlier he considered Yatsenyuk's party a strong partner candidate for the creation of a parliamentary coalition.

    On October 26, an early parliamentary election was held in Ukraine, with the turnout standing at 52.42 percent.

    The previous election took place in October 2012. On August 26, Poroshenko dissolved the Verkhovna Rada and declared an early parliamentary vote, saying that the composition of the parliament, elected under the presidency of ousted Viktor Yanukovych, was no longer relevant to the existing political situation.

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