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BYuT, SPU and Our Ukraine coordinated a variant of coalition agreement

Posted by the Editor on March 26, 2006


News / 26 March 2006 | 23:46

BYuT, SPU and Our Ukraine coordinated a variant of coalition agreement

BYuT, SPU and Our Ukraine coordinated a variant of coalition agreement

BYuT’s leader Yulia Timoshenko declares that BYuT, Our Ukraine bloc and Socialistic Party of Ukraine almost came to an agreementaboutparliamentarycoalition.
 
Timoshenko noted that for the moment BYuT is ready to sign this agreement. According to her information, SPU is ready to ink as well, but Our Ukraine bloc is conducting a political council and discussing this issue.
 
The Yulia Tymoshenko’s bloc, the Our Ukraine bloc, and the Socialist Party of Ukraine are capable of forming the so-called “orange coalition” in the next parliament, according to the preliminary returns of three exit-polls: the national exit-poll, the Ukraine Public Opinion Foundation’s exit-poll (FOM-Ukraine), and the all-Ukrainian Sociological Service’s exit-poll, Interfax Ukraine reports.

If the election returns coincide with the national exit-poll, the Regions Party will gain 183 seats, the BYT – 125, the Our Ukraine – 74, the SPU – 30, the CPU – 19, the Vitrenko’s bloc – 19. The “orange coalition” will have 229 seats with required 226 seat to form the majority coalition.

If the election returns coincide with the exit-poll by the FOM-Ukraine, the Regions Party will gain 172 seats, the BYT – 126, the Our Ukraine – 93, the SPU – 38, the CPU – 21. The “orange coalition” will have 257 seats.

And if the election returns coincide with the exit-poll by the all-Ukrainian Sociological Service, the Regions Party will gain 149 seats, the BYT – 117, the Our Ukraine – 84, the SPU – 30, People’s bloc of Lytvyn – 28, the CPU – 25, the Vitrenko’s bloc – 17. The “orange coalition” will have 231 seats.

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Davidovich announces first elections results

Posted by the Editor on March 26, 2006


News / 26 March 2006 | 23:36

Davidovich announces first elections results

Davidovich announces first elections results

Yaroslav Davidovich Head of Central Election Committee announced election results, received from four foreign polling stations, ForUm’s correspondent informs.

According to Davidovich, in Australia 1094 voters were put on the list, and only 56 people have voted.

  • Our Ukraine Bloc – 26%
  • Bloc of Yulia Timoshenko – 13%
  • Party of Regions – 4%
  • Green Party – 3%
  • Bloc “Pora-PRP” – 3%
  • Lytvyn’s Bloc – 1%
  • All-Ukrainian party of people’s trust – 1%
  • National bloc of Kostenko and Plushch – 1%
  • “Viche” Party – 1%
  • Ukrainian conservative party – 1%
  • Ukrainian party of honour and fight against corruption – 1%

33 Ukrainians voted in Shanghai.

  • Our Ukraine Bloc – 16%
  • BYuT – 7%
  • Party of Regions – 4%
  • Lytvyn’s Bloc – 3%
  • Opposition Bloc “Ne TAK!” – 1%
  • “Labour Ukraine” Party – 1%
  • National bloc of Kostenko and Plushch – 1%

52 out of 87 bulletins took part in the Ukrainian election in Korea.

  • Our Ukraine Bloc – 16%
  • BYuT – 16%
  • Party of Regions – 8%
  • Communistic Party of Ukraine – 2%
  • Socialistic Party of Ukraine – 2%
  • “Viche” – 1%
  • Ukrainian conservative party – 1%
  • Bloc “Pora-PRP” – 1%
  • Bloc “For Union” – 1%
  • Party of national economic development of Ukraine – 1%

In Malaysia 17 voters took part in the elections.

  • Our Ukraine – 6%
  • BYuT – 4%
  • Vitrenko’s Bloc – 2%
  • Pora PRP – 2%
  • Party of Regions – 1%
  • Communistic Party of Ukraine – 1%
  • Bloc of people’s trust – 1%

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Rar: There will be no censures from the West as regards elections in Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on March 26, 2006


News / 26 March 2006 | 22:50

There will be no censures from the West as regards elections in Ukraine

Rar: There will be no censures from the West as regards elections in Ukraine

German expert Alexander Rar declares that election campaign in Ukraine was hard, but civilized. “The campaign went off hard, but from the point of civilized struggle for power,” said he.

He expressed an assurance that there will be no censures from the West as for transparency and honesty of the elections in Ukraine. He also expressed hope that there will no manipulations with poll and the election results will be recognized by international community.

Rar pointed out a number of problems, which must be solved immediately after elections. Among the top-priority is consolidation of the country to minimize problems between Western and Eastern regions. Besides, Ukraine faces bridging with Russia, relations with which were spoiled due to the gas war, UNIAN reported.

The German expert considers that Ukraine should not carry “so idealized policy as regards the west; it should not hurry to join the EU, but to create a political platform, which will lead Ukraine to Europe step by step.”

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Exit-poll results (updated 3) – final results

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News / 26 March 2006 | 22:17

Exit-poll results (updated 3) - final results

Exit-poll results (updated 3) – final results

According to exit-poll results, carried out by “Democratic Initiatives” Fund, Kyiv international institute of sociology and Oleksandr Rasumkov’s Center of economic and political researches, Party of Regions is the leader of the run and gained the majority of votes. Six parties and blocs have won seats in the Parliament:

 
 
 
Party of Regions(32%)

Bloc of Yulia Timoshenko(23,4%)

Our Ukraine Bloc(14,5%)

Socialistic Party of Ukraine(5,7%)

Communistic Party of Ukraine(3,5%)

Bloc of Natalia Vitrenko “People’s Opposition”(3,1%)

Lytvyn’s Bloc(2,7%)

“Viche” Party (2,2%)

Ukrainian national bloc of Kostenko and Plushch(1,7%)

Bloc “Pora-PRP”(1,4%)

Opposition bloc “Ne TAK!”(1,3%)

 
According to exit-poll results, carried out by “FOM-Ukraine”, five parties and blocs have overpassed 3% barrier and won seats in the Parliament
 
Party of Regions(31,4%)

Bloc of Yulia Timoshenko(22,7%)

Our Ukraine Bloc(17%)

Socialistic Party of Ukraine(6,9%)

Communistic Party of Ukraine(3,9%)

Bloc of Natalia Vitrenko “People’s Opposition” (2,9%)

Lytvyn’s Bloc(2,5%)

 
According to exit-poll results, carried out by All-Ukrainian sociological service seven parties and blocs have overcome 3% barrier and won parliamentary seats.
 
Party of Regions(27,5%)

Bloc of Yulia Timoshenko(21,6%)

Our Ukraine Bloc(15,6%)

Socialistic Party of Ukraine(5,5%)

Lytvyn’s Bloc(5,1%)

Communistic Party of Ukraine(4,7%)

Bloc of Natalia Vitrenko “People’s Opposition”(3,2%)

Opposition bloc “Ne TAK!”(2,8%)

Bloc “Pora-PRP”(2,7%)

“Viche” Party(1,9%)

 

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Voter turnout increased to 58%

Posted by the Editor on March 26, 2006


News / 26 March 2006 | 21:57

Voter turnout increased to 58%

Voter turnout increased to 58%

In an interview to journalists Yaroslav Danidovich Head of Central Election Committee reported that according to the last data voter turnout in 105 polling stations makes 58%, Forum’s correspondent informs.

Davidovich forecasts that when the data about voter turnout from all 225 polling stations has come, the figures will amount to 60%.

Speaking about violations of election process Davidovich noted they carry system character and reminded that CEC would accepts claims during five days more.

Davidovich underlined that these figures can not be regarded as index as not all polling stations provided information.

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Officials in Crimea and Donetsk impede the conduct of exit-poll

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News / 26 March 2006 | 21:27

Officials in Crimea and Donetsk impede the conduct of exit-poll

Officials in Crimea and Donetsk impede the conduct of exit-poll

Organizers of Nation exit-poll claim that officials in Crimea and Donetsk impede the conduct of the survey.

According to Natalia Kharchenko, coordinator of the project, members of polling stations, with whom it was agreed about conduct of exit-poll, do not allow interviewer to carry out a survey.

“Sociologist proceeded to the neighboring objects and continue questioning the voters of Crimea and Donetsk,” said Kharchenko.

National exit-poll is being carried out in all regions of Ukraine on the initiative of “Democratic Initiatives” Fund, Kyiv international institute of sociology and Oleksandr Rasumkov’s Center of economic and political researches. Official data will be announced after the end of the elections during a press conference in Kyiv, which is to take place at 10 p.m. of local time.

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Ukrainian opposition party worried over poll violations

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News / 26 March 2006 | 21:15

Ukrainian opposition party worried over poll violations

Ukrainian opposition party worried over poll violations

The Party of Regions, representing the opposition at the ongoing parliamentary elections in Ukraine, highlighted a huge number of voting violations Sunday, RIA Novosty reported.

“We established a great deal of violations at polling stations, particularly discrepancies in electoral lists, said the press secretary of party leader Viktor Yanukovich. However, he continued, it is early to speak of mass rigging.

The Ukrainian voters’ committee, an independent body monitoring the elections, earlier said it had received dozens of violation reports from various regions of the country, where it said instances of damaging ballot-boxes, voting outside booths and even exerting pressure on electors had been registered.

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EU notes “insignificant inconveniences” during conduct of parliamentary elections in Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on March 26, 2006


News / 26 March 2006 | 21:05

EU notes “insignificant inconveniences” during conduct of parliamentary elections in Ukraine

Deputies of the European Parliament pointed out high level of preparation and conduct of the parliamentary elections in Ukraine, as declared Jerzy Buzek, polish minister and member of the inter-Parliamentary commission on Ukraine-EU cooperation.

Zuker opined that this election process proved that after the presidential elections-2004 Ukraine had inherited “really democratic power”, ForUm’s correspondent reported.

“This election is a day of democracy’s victory,” said Jerzy Buzek and added that “this is a great day not only for Ukraine, but to the whole Europe as well, as European countries hope Ukraine will become really democratic and European country.”

According to him, EU observers noted only “insignificant inconveniences”, which concern the way of organization of the election process. In particular, he mentioned that there were long queues and people had to wait several hours to get their bulletins. Buzek underlined that next time the government should think over this problem and prevent from such queues.

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