33.000.769 polling stations in 225 geographical constituencies were created. Ukrainians abroad could vote at 116 polling stations.
As of October 26, the voters’ list included 36 million 83 thousand 621 citizen, including 115 thousand 969 voters on the lists for voting at special polling stations established in the state penitentiary institutions and more than 424 thousand voters, who are to vote at the overseas polling stations. More than 35 million 543 Ukrainian citizens are to vote at regular polling stations.
Ukrainians are to elect 450 new MPs under the proportional-majoritarian system: 225 deputies are elected on party lists (they have to overcome 5% electoral threshold), another 225 deputies are elected in single-mandate constituencies.
87 political parties participate in the elections. 21 parties nominated 2.643 candidates on party lists, and 66 parties nominated their candidates only in single-mandate constituencies.
2.654 single-mandate candidates are running in 225 single-mandate constituencies, of them 1.502 were nominated by parties and 1.152 candidates are running for the Parliament by self-nomination.
The last parliamentary elections were held under a mixed system in 2002, the electoral threshold was 4%.
3797 observers from foreign states and international organizations came to the elections.
The elections can be observed online via the portal www.vybory2012.gov.ua.
Voting in Ukraine will end at 8.00 p.m.
The results of exit polls will be made public immediately after the stations are closed.
According to the legislation and the schedule adopted by the CEC, the Central Election Commission shall establish the parliamentary elections’ results not later than on November 12 and on the fifth day after it shall officially make the results public and publish lists of the elected deputies.
1.2 billion UAH were allocated from the state budget for the elections. Parliament is elected for a five year term.
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