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KIEV, October 27. /TASS/. Ukraine’s unicameral parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, of the eighth convocation is “considered elected”, and the fact that the vote was not held in six constituencies of the Lugansk Region and nine constituencies in the Donetsk Region does not make it illegitimate, a deputy chairman of the Ukrainian Central Election Commission said Monday.
“The fact that 27 deputies out of 225 have not been elected in single-member constituencies will not affect the legitimacy of the Verkhovna Rada,” Andrey Magera said. “In 1994, 388 deputies were elected to the Verkhovna Rada of the second convocation, and no one questioned its legitimacy.”
Magera said the highest activity at foreign polling stations was registered in Spain and Poland where 26% of Ukrainians having the right to vote cast their ballots. In Russia, where six polling stations were established at the Ukrainian embassy and five consulate generals, 765 people voted out of some 50,000 Ukrainians who are eligible voters.
On the whole, speaking of voters’ activity in Ukraine, he said according to data from 191 out of 198 single-member constituencies, voter turnout totaled 52.29%.
With 0.5% of ballots processed in Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Ukraine, the Poroshenko Bloc led by President Petro Poroshenko is leading with 24% of the vote, according to the Vybory (Election) electronic system showing the vote results on a special screen in Ukraine’s Central Election Commission.
People’s Front led by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is near with 22%.