KIEV, November 8. /TASS/. The People’s Front led by incumbent Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk is winning by party lists in the elections to the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) of Ukraine with 22.14% of the vote, the Central Election Commission (CEC) reported on its website on Saturday after the processing of all the electronic ballots. The Bloc of President Pyotr Poroshenko is second with 21.18% of the vote.
The Ukrainian early parliamentary elections were held on October 26.
Among the parties that in the state single-mandate constituency overcome the 5-percent election barrier to the Rada are Samopomoshch (Self-Help) led by Lvov mayor Andrei Sadovy with 10.97% of the vote, the Opposition Bloc led by Yuri Boiko with 9.43%, the Radical Party led by Oleg Lyashko with 7.44% and Batkivshshchina (Fatherland) party led by former Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko with 5.68% of the vote.
The CEC previously summarised the results of ballots processing in majority constituencies. According to the CEC website, most seats in the new parliament got self-nominees (96) and single-mandate constituency candidates representing the party Pyotr Poroshenko Bloc (69). In addition, six representatives of the Svoboda (Freedom) party will get to the parliament in majority constituencies, as well as two candidates from Batkivshchina and Opposition Bloc each and one representative from the Right Sector, Self-Help, Volya, Strong Ukraine and the agrarian party Zastup each.
Ukraine’s CEC should make public the official voting results by November 10, however, the balance of forces in the new parliament is already clear in general: Pyotr Poroshenko Bloc is expected to get 132 parliamentary seats, People’s Front - 82 mandates, Self-Help - 33 mandates. The Opposition Bloc will get 29 MP mandates, Radical Party of Oleg Lyashko - 22 mandates and Batkivshchina - 19 mandates.
The participants in the negotiations on the formation of the Verkhovna Rada majority coalition are expected to discuss on Saturday the sections of the draft coalition agreement concerning defence, national security and social problems, and the final test of the agreement may be finalised by November 16.
According to Ukrainian media reports, taking part in the coalition negotiations will be the Pyotr Poroshenko Bloc, People’s Front, Self-Help, Radical Party of Oleg Lyashko and Batkivshchina. The Opposition Bloc will not take part in the negotiations in the parliamentary coalition creation.
Representative of People’s Front Vyacheslav Kirilenko said that the discussion of personnel issues would begin only after the coalition agreement co-ordination and announcement of the final results of the early parliamentary elections.