Zelensky’s party projected to get 246 seats, 58 percent of parliament - UPDATED | Eurasia Diary - ednews.net

26 August, Monday


Zelensky’s party projected to get 246 seats, 58 percent of parliament - UPDATED

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President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Servant of the People party won in all single-member districts in Kyiv, according to preliminary voting results, KyivPost reports.

The number of single-member districts won by President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Servant of the People party increases. The party is expected to get 246 seats, including 122 seats according to party-list representation and 124 seats in single-member districts, according to preliminary voting results at 10:00 am.

One half of the Rada is elected in a general vote, through proportional party lists, and the other half is elected in single-member districts. To get a majority in the Rada, Zelensky’s party needs to win 226 seats.

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Snap parliamentary elections took place in Ukraine on July 21.

Ukrainians were electing a parliament of 424 members. Of them, 225 are elected on party tickets, and 199 are elected in local races in single-member districts. Thus, citizens cast a vote for the party they support and one for a local representative. The vote is currently being counted.

The parliament is elected for a term of five years. It cannot be dissolved for one year after the election.

According to KyivPost 33.5 percent of votes are counted at 8:05 am.

  • Zelensky’s Servant of the People — 42.19 percent

  • Opposition Platform – For Life — 12.75 percent

  • Petro Poroshenko’s European Solidarity — 8.71 percent 

  • Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna — 8.15 percent

  • Svyatoslav Vakarchuk’s Golos — 6.39 percent

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