Ukraine's CEC announces official results of parliamentary elections
The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Ukraine has announced official results of the snap parliamentary elections.
According to the protocol, 43.16% of voters (6,307,793 votes) cast their ballot papers for the Servant of the People Party. The Opposition Platform – For Life Party was supported by 13.05% of voters (1,908,111 votes), Yulia Tymoshenko's Batkivshchyna Party by 8.18% (1,196,303 votes). Petro Poroshenko's European Solidarity was backed by 8.10% of voters (1,184,620 votes), and Svyatoslav Vakarchuk's Holos (Voice) Party secured 5.82% of votes (851,722).
Other parties were supported by less than 5% of voters, such as Oleh Liashko's Radical Party (4.01%, or 586,384 votes), ex-SBU chief Ihor Smeshko's Strength and Honor Party (3.82%, or 558,652 votes), the Opposition Bloc – Party for Peace and Development whose political council chaired by Boris Kolesnikov (3.03%, or 443,195 votes). The Ukrainian Strategy Party led by current Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman had only 2.41% of the vote (352,934 votes), the Party of Sharij received 2.23% (327,152 votes), the All-Ukrainian Union Svoboda had 2.15% (315,568 votes), and Anatoliy Hrytsenko's Hromadianska Pozytsia (Civil Position) Party got 1.04% (153,225 votes).
Other parties got less than 1% of the vote.
Thus, the Servant of the People Party gets 124 deputy seats, the Opposition Platform – For Life Party has 37 seats, the Batkivshchyna Party – 24, the European Solidarity Party – 23, and the Holos Party – 17.
CEC Head Tetiana Slipachuk also announced elected lawmakers on the lists of each of the parties.
The relevant protocol was signed by 14 CEC members present at the meeting (two CEC members are on a business trip), as well as authorized representatives of the parties.
The CEC must publish the official results in the parliament's bulletin Holos Ukrainy and the government's official newspaper Uriadovy Kurier no later than on the fifth day from the day of their announcement.