The Samopomich (Self-Help) party headed by mayor of Lviv Andriy Sadovy comes third with 11.10% of the ballots. The Opposition Bloc led by Yuriy Boyko has 9.82%, Oleh Lyashko’s Radical Party has 7.38% and the Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has 5.69%
The voter turnout at the snap parliamentary elections, the first since February coup, was recorded at 52.42% In the previous elections, held in 2012, the turnout reached 57.98%.
Leader of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, Yuriy Lutsenko, earlier said a draft coalition agreement for parties that are elected to the parliament after Sunday’s snap polls is due to be published on Monday. President Poroshenko has launched talks with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
Lutsenko said Ukraine’s new parliamentary coalition will be based on the principle of equality of political forces.
“Currently invitations for consultations are being sent by phone to all the leaders of the winning parties of Maidan. The president has so far only met with Arseniy Yatsenyuk,” Yuriy Lutsenko said.
Lutsenko stressed that he is against the idea that parties that have gained most of the votes should reach an agreement first and later partners from other political forces are to be invited for talks.
The Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko is also considered as a partner in the Verkhovna Rada.
“We expect responsible and professional approaches in the coalition. In this case, we speak about the People’s Front, Samopomich (Self-Help), Svoboda and maybe Batkivshchyna if they accept the invitation,” he said.
Other parties have not yet made any “professional proposals for reforms and activity of the parliament.”