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KIEV, October 27. /TASS/. Candidate from Samopomoshch (self-help) Irina Podolyak wins with 43% in the 116th constituency in western Ukrainian city of Lvov at Sunday’s early polls in the country’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, the country’s Central Elections Commission said in preliminary results after 7.5% of protocols were counted.
Current lawmaker and candidate from nationalist party Svoboda (freedom) Irina Farion is coming second with 17.32%.
Irina Podolyak works as chef of the culture branch of the department of humanitarian policy in Lvov city council.
Findings of an exit poll conducted by public organisation For New Society suggested that Podolyak would win 43% and Farion would score 13%
Irina Farion is notorious for her frequent Russophobic statements, appealing to jail “all degenerates who do not speak Ukrainian.” She also stated that “no one can stop the spread of [ultranationalist Ukrainian leader in WWII times] Bandera’s ideology in Ukraine.