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Former Ukraine parliament speaker leading in his one-seat constituency

October 27, 2014, 4:06 UTC+3 KIEV
According to latest reports, Livin who runs as a self-nominee gains 49.6% of votes
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KIEV, October 27. /TASS/. Former Ukrainian parliament Speaker Vladimir Litvin is leading in his 65th one-seat constituency in northern Ukraine’s Zhitomir region at early parliamentary election after 2.6% of ballot papers were counted, Ukrainian Central Elections Commission (CEC) said.

According to latest reports, Livin who runs as a self-nominee gains 49.6% of votes.

A total 6,436 candidates vie for seats in an 8th Verkhovna Rada, the country’s parliament.

According to the election law, 50% of lawmakers are elected on party lists and 50% in one-seat constituencies.

As many as 3,114 candidates from 29 parties run for 225 seats in parliament. A total 3,322 candidates, including 2,019 self-nominees and 1,303 party-nominated candidates, are registered in one-seat constituencies.

As many as 225 lawmakers were elected in majority constituencies at previous parliamentary election in 2012. However, election will not be held in several constituencies in east Ukraine’s troubled Donetsk and Lugansk regions this year, Ukrainian CEC’s head Mikhail Okhendovsky said. Rada election was also held in two constituencies of the Crimean city of Sevastopol and ten constituencies of Crimea in 2012.

So, lawmakers elected from majority constituencies are expected to number no more than 198, so, 27 seats in Rada will remain vacant.

The voter turnout has reached 57.98% at Rada election in 2012.

According to CEC latest reports, the voter turnout has made 52.45% at Sunday’s parliamentary polls.

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