It's Monday morning in Ukraine, and we are shutting down this live blog for the day. On turnout estimated at just below 60%, here is how the main parties faired according to exit polls conducted by five different organizations (read full wrap up
Party of Regions: 29.96%
All Ukrainian Union "Fatherland:" 23.77%
Communist Party: 11.74%
Keep in mind that these exit polls are only for districts voting on party lists, which represent half of the seats in parliament. The other half come from majoritarian districts, from which exit poll numbers are just beginnning to trickle out. Readers can find a detailed explainer on Ukraine's system here
There were numerous complaints of fraud
(link in Ukrainian) both from political parties and non-partisan observers, as well several reports of alleged cyber attacks against observer web sites, political sites, and even the web hub of President Viktor Yanukovich's Party of Regions (some video samples here
). We expect statements from observer groups tomorrow.
Thanks to all who helped (especially our colleagues at Radio Svoboda
in Ukraine), contributed, and -- most importantly -- read this blog.
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