Ukraine: Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk’s parties manoeuvre for lead role in coalition
Two days after Ukraine’s October 26 parliamentary election Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s party People’s Front is nearly tied with the Petro Poroshenko Bloc with the parties receiving 22.17 per cent and 21.81 per cent respectively with 99 per cent of the vote counted.
Both parties campaigned on the accomplishments of the post-Maidan government and the vote is seen as an affirmation of the current political status quo. The parties are expected to enter into coalition together but question remain about which party will take the lead role in the coalition and what other parties will be included.
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