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Ukrainian lawmakers form new parliamentary coalition

November 27, 2014, 14:39 UTC+3
The coalition consists of representatives of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, the People’s Front, Samopomich (Self-Help), the Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko and Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna
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Ukrainian lawmakers formed a coalition during the first session of the parliament of the eighth convocation
Ukrainian lawmakers formed a coalition during the first session of the parliament of the eighth convocation
Ukrainian lawmakers formed a coalition during the first session of the parliament of the eighth convocation
© Mykhailo Markiv/Ukrainian presidential press service/TASS
Photo: First session of the newly elected Ukrainian Parliament
Photo: First session of the newly elected Ukrainian Parliament
Photo: First session of the newly elected Ukrainian Parliament
© Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian presidential press service/TASS
The coalition consists of representatives of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, the People’s Front, Samopomich (Self-Help), the Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko and Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna
The coalition consists of representatives of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, the People’s Front, Samopomich (Self-Help), the Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko and Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna
The coalition consists of representatives of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, the People’s Front, Samopomich (Self-Help), the Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko and Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna
© Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian presidential press service/TASS
Photo: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk
Photo: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk
Photo: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk
© EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO
Photo: Chorus singing the Ukrainian national anthem at the first session of the newly elected Ukrainian Parliament
Photo: Chorus singing the Ukrainian national anthem at the first session of the newly elected Ukrainian Parliament
Photo: Chorus singing the Ukrainian national anthem at the first session of the newly elected Ukrainian Parliament
© TASS/Maxim Nikitin
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Ukrainian lawmakers formed a coalition during the first session of the parliament of the eighth convocation
© Mykhailo Markiv/Ukrainian presidential press service/TASS
Photo: First session of the newly elected Ukrainian Parliament
© Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian presidential press service/TASS
The coalition consists of representatives of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, the People’s Front, Samopomich (Self-Help), the Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko and Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna
© Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian presidential press service/TASS
Photo: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk
© EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO
Photo: Chorus singing the Ukrainian national anthem at the first session of the newly elected Ukrainian Parliament
© TASS/Maxim Nikitin

KIEV, November 27. /TASS/. Ukrainian lawmakers formed a coalition during the first session of the parliament of the eighth convocation on Thursday, a month after the country’s parliamentary elections.

The coalition consists of representatives of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc, the People’s Front, Samopomich (Self-Help), the Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko and Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna.

The lawmakers unanimously approved and applauded the move.

Elections to the Ukrainian parliament took place on October 26. The president’s party won the most seats (132) based on the number of lawmakers elected in single-seat constituencies and on party lists.

The People’s Front of Arseniy Yatsenyuk comes second with 82 seats. The Samopomich led by Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi won 33 seats, the Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko — 22 seats, Batkivshchyna — 19 seats.

The nationalist Svoboda party has 6 seats, while the radical Right Sector, Strong Ukraine, Volia and Zastup have 1 seat each. Independent candidates secured 96 seats.

The Opposition Bloc of Yuriy Boyko, which unites representatives of the former ruling Party of Regions and is not a member of the new coalition, won 29 seats.

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