Fire of fuel tank kills 123 people in Pakistan - TVWorld June 25, 7:58
Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-FitrSociety & Culture June 25, 5:18
Mexico knocks out Russia from FIFA Confederations Cup with 2-1 win in KazanSport June 24, 19:59
Putin visits Crimean youth camp ArtekSociety & Culture June 24, 19:42
Conflict around Qatar should be settled by diplomatic means - source at Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 24, 16:44
More than 237,000 fans attend Confederations Cup matches already - Deputy PM MutkoSport June 24, 15:03
Sistema's president hopes for dialogue with Rosneft on settlement agreementBusiness & Economy June 24, 14:56
CNN deletes article about meeting between Scaramucci and Russian Direct Investment FundWorld June 24, 13:12
Ukrainian Army units shell Donetsk Republic in first hours of newceasefireWorld June 24, 5:19
KIEV, October 26. /TASS/. Ukraine launched early elections to the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) on Sunday.
Polling stations opened at 08:00 (09:00, Moscow time). The voting will last until 20:00 (21:00, Moscow time).
Ukrainian state register of electorate as of September 30, 2014, contained 34,670,184 people, including 516,136 people abroad.
More than 32,000 polling stations are working in the country and another 112 stations are open for Ukrainian citizens in 72 countries. The largest number of polling stations outside Ukraine are in Russia - 6, in Germany - 5, in Italy, Poland and the United States - 4 in each. In Russia Ukrainian citizens can cast ballots in Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Novosibirsk.
A total of 6,436 candidates are running for deputy mandates.
Under the law, 50% of deputies are elected by party lists and 50% - in single-mandate constituencies.
As many as 3,114 candidates from 29 parties are running for 255 deputy mandates; 3,322 candidates (2,019 self-nominees and 1,303 nominated by parties) are registered in single-mandate constituencies.
The situation with the number of deputies in single-mandate constituencies is complicated. Their number will decrease: the elections are not held in 10 districts of Crimea, in 2 election districts of Sevastopol and 15 districts in Donbas. Thus, the eighth Verkhovna Rada will comprise 423 deputies.