REUTERS

With the vote almost completed, six parties are certain to have won seats in parliament, having broken the 5% vote threshold to claim representation in the Rada.

According to data on the CEC Web site, the six parties are: the Popular Front with 22.16% of the vote, the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko with 21.82%, Samopomich with 10.99%, the Opposition Bloc with 9.40%, the Radical Party with 7.44%, and Batkivshyna with 5.68%.

The rest of the 29 parties running for election failed to cross the 5% vote barrier. They include the right-wing Svoboda Party and the far-right Right Sector Party.

However, some representatives of smaller parties may still make it into the Rada, as half of its 450 seats are awarded on the basis of first-past-the-post election races in electoral constituencies. Experts say about half of these so-called single mandate parliament seats might go to independent candidates.