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Ukrainian MP from the Batkivshchyna Party Olena Kondratiuk has been elected vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament.

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The relevant decision was backed by 318 MPs with the required minimum of 226, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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The decision was made after the prior rating vote with four candidates: Mustafa Dzhemilev from the European Solidarity Party (59 votes), Olena Kondratiuk from the Batkivshchyna Party (290 votes), Iryna Konstankevych from non-factional deputies (49 votes), and Nestor Shufrych from the pro-Russian Opposition Platform – Za Zhyttya (For Life) Party (48 votes).

As UNIAN reported earlier, leader of the Servant of the People Party Dmytro Razumkov was elected chairman of the Verkhovna Rada.