Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.27
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
The majority of Ukrainian citizens, temporarily residing in Azerbaijan, voted for the Self Help Party in the early parliamentary election of Ukraine, an election commission, created at the Ukrainian embassy in Azerbaijan told Trend on Oct.27.
Seventeen out of 68 voters cast ballots for the Self Help Party, while the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko ranked second with 15 votes.
Early parliamentary election was held in Ukraine on Oct.26. Ukrainians went to the polls to vote for 423 members of parliament - 225 of them are from party lists and 198 in single-candidate constituencies. The electoral threshold is set at 5 percent.
After processing 28.95 percent of voter ballots, the Central Election Commission of Ukraine said that Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's People's Front gathered 21.67 percent of votes as of 10:00 (Moscow Standard Time), TASS news agency reported.
The Bloc of Petro Poroshenko gathered 21.60 percent of votes, Self Help Party headed by the mayor of Lviv Andriy Sadovyi - 10.75 percent, Opposition bloc of Yuriy Boyko - 9.62 percent, Oleg Lyashko's Radical Party - 7.53 percent, Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) of Yulia Tymoshenko - 5.82 percent.
Edited by CN