According to Vzgliad quoting TASS, these are some of the figures of participation: On average over 30%. The lowest was in the Zakarpatia Oblast: 12.20%; the highest in the Zaporozhie Oblast 36.75%.
Then, somehow, the Ukies managed to get 14.65% Donetsk and 13.07% in Lugansk.
And then this figure: in Odessa 13.22%.
Uh?! Does that mean that there were fewer people voting in Odessa then in Donetsk or Lugansk regions?! If that is true - what does this tell us about what is happening in Odessa?
Can somebody confirm these participation figures from other sources?
Ukraine PM’s team leads elections, 6 parties making it to Rada
27 October, 2014
Parties led by Ukraine’s PM and president are in the lead, now that half of the Sunday parliamentary elections ballots have been processed. Several southeastern regions have however given the majority of votes for the Opposition Bloc.
People post ballots in a polling station in Lviv on October 26, 2014. (AFP Photo/Yurko Dyachyshyn)
International exit polls earlier predicted a win for the Poroshenko Bloc, saying the party was supported by 23 percent of voters.
"We can say today that a third of voters support the president's course for carrying out reforms for entering the European Union," said Yury Lutsenko, leader of the Poroshenko Bloc.
Moscow considers the Ukrainian parliamentary elections valid, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin.
“We are waiting for official results. So far quite controversial information has been coming. But even now it’s clear that elections, despite quite tough and dirty campaign, have been valid,” Karasin told Interfax.
“The balance of forces that is emerging will likely allow the Ukrainian leadership to engage in thoroughly solving the core national problems,” he added.
Ukrainians voted Sunday to choose from a total of 29 political parties. A party has to pass the threshold of five percent in order to be represented in the Verkhovna Rada. Half of the seats in the 450-member parliament will be filled by the leading blocs, while the other half will be filled by candidates running in single-member constituencies.
However, voting did not take place in the eastern part of the country in the self-proclaimed People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. Authorities of these regions stated they would not go to the polls and plan to hold elections of their own heads and parliaments on November 2.