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Lutsenko: 420 out of 450 seats in Verkhovna Rada will be taken after the snap elections

October 06, 2014, 0:11 UTC+3 KIEV
Early parliamentary elections in Ukraine will be held on October 26
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KIEV, October 5. /TASS/. Only 420 out of 450 seats in Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (parliament) will be taken after the snap elections on October 26, with the other 30 to be filled after Ukraine regains authority over its breakaway eastern regions and Crimea, Yuri Lutsenko, the leader of the Petr Poroshnko Bloc, said on Sunday.

“Ten election constituencies in Crimea and twenty in Donbass (southeastern Ukraine) will elect their representatives to the parliament after the Ukrainian authorities are back there,” the party’s press service quoted him as saying.

“Now, the Lugansk region will be represented by five lawmakers elected by the majority system, and 12 lawmakers will represent the Donetsk region. So far, some seats in the Rada will be vacant to be filled after the Ukrainian flag is re-hoisted in Donetsk, Lugansk and Crimea,” he said.

Early parliamentary elections in Ukraine will be held on October 26. Half of lawmakers will be elected by party tickets and the other half - in one-seat constituencies.

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