Ukraine elections: Exit polls – seven parties get into parliament

The Bloc of Petro Poroshenko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s People’s Front, party of Lviv mayor Andriy Sadovy Samopomich, Opposition Bloc, Oleh Lyashko’s Radical Party, nationalists Svoboda and Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna got into Ukraine’s parliament according to the results of exit polls on October 26.

Those that did not make it to Verkhovna Rada are Civil Position party, headed by former defense minister Anatoliy Hrytsenko, and, surprisingly, Sergiy Tigipko’s Strong Ukraine.

For the first time in 23 years of independent Ukraine’s history, Communist Party is also out, which makes it historical elections for the young democratic state. Communists, however, may still have few deputies elected in single mandate constituencies.

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