Yesterday's Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine are set to completely change the political landscape in the country.

According to the national exit poll (a combination of the results of three exit polls), President Poroshenko's Block is likely to receive most votes followed closely behind by the People's Front headed by the current Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatseniuk.  Yulia Tymoshenko's Fatherland Block gained just over the 5% required to enter into Parliament whilst the Opposition Party (which is predominently made up of former Regionnaires) has manged to muster just under 8%.

Over 16% of the votes were cast for parties that are unlikely to break the required 5% barrier, most notably, the Communist Party, Anatoliy Hrytsenko's 'Citizen's Position', 'Strong Ukraine', 'Right Sector' and others.

According to early reports, around 30% of voters in Eastern Ukraine took part in the election. The final results are expected to be confirmed within the next 10 days.



This is significantly different to the outcome of the parliamentary elections held in 2012 when Viktor Yanukovych's Party of the Regions amassed 30% and 6,116,746 votes, the Tymoshenko's Fatherland Party achieved 25.54% and 5,209,090 votes, Klitschko's UDAR party received 13.96% and 2,847,979 votes, the Communist Party 13.18% and 2,687,269 votes and the Svoboda Party 10.44% and 2,129,933 votes.

Ukrayinska Dumka


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