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Ukrainian PM’s party wins parliamentary election

Kiev, Nov 8 (IANS) The People’s Front Party, led by Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk won the country’s parliamentary election, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said Saturday.

The People’s Front garnered 22.14 percent of the votes while the political bloc that supports Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko came second, with 21.81 percent of the votes, Xinhua reported citing CEC.

The Samopomich party, headed by Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi, ranked third with 10.97 percent of the votes.

The eighth Ukrainian parliamentary election was held Oct 26.

A total of 29 political parties and some 1,401 candidates contested for the 423 seats.

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