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KIEV, October 29 (Itar-Tass) — The leader of the Party of Regions in the current Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada (parliament), Alexander Yefremov, predicts that the Party of Regions will be represented by 230 deputies in the new parliament. He made this statement on the Ukraina TV channel on Monday.
According to him, by the party lists the country’s leading political force will have about 80 lawmakers, and in the majority constituencies - about 150. However, in the view of the leader of the Party of Regions faction, this is not enough.
“This number of deputies is not enough for effective work in the parliament. We will look for colleagues in the parliament to unite,” Yefremov said. He did not specify who could become the party’s colleagues in the parliament, adding that “only the negotiations will show.”
Asked whether the Party of Regions will nominate its candidate for the post of chairman of the seventh Verkhovna Rada, Alexander Yefremov said that it would depend on the format of the agreements.
Decisions in the Ukrainian parliament are made by a simple majority, that is, by the votes of 226 MPs. The constitutional majority should comprise at least 300 lawmakers. In the current - sixth Verkhovna Rada, the Party of Regions is represented by 175 deputies.