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Turnout in parliamentary polls in south-eastern Ukraine reached 41% — CEC

October 27, 2014, 9:45 UTC+3 KIEV
The voter turnout at the Ukrainian parliamentary elections in the south-east was 11% lower than in other regions
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KIEV, October 27. /TASS/. The voter turnout at early elections to Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, in south-eastern Ukraine reached 41.1%, or 11% lower than in other regions, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said on Monday.

The highest voter turnout was reported in the industrial Dnipropetrovsk Region (47.86%). The lowest voter turnout was seen in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region (32.40%).

High voter turnout was also recorded in Zaporizhia Region (47.19%), Kharkiv Region (45.32%), Mykolaiv Region (42.80%), Kherson Region (41.36%) and Odessa Region (39.52%).

In general, the voter turnout at Sunday’s parliamentary polls has made 52.42%, according to the latest results.

Over 34.6 million Ukrainians were eligible to vote. Around 3 million people in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics are expected to vote in their own polls next Sunday.

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