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Ukrainian PM’s party wins parliamentary election

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk  

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The People’s Front Party, led by Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk won the country’s parliamentary election, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said on Saturday.

The People’s Front garnered 22.14 per cent of the votes while the political bloc that supports Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko came second, with 21.81 percent of the votes, Xinhua reported citing CEC.

The Samopomich party, headed by Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi, ranked third with 10.97 percent of the votes.

The eighth Ukrainian parliamentary election was held October 26. A total of 29 political parties and some 1,401 candidates contested for the 423 seats.

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