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Live Blog: Parliamentary Elections In Ukraine


13:39 29.10.2012
Walburga Habsburg Douglas, head of the OSCE observer mission in Ukraine, spoke to reporters today in Kyiv about yesterday's elections. Some quotes are below. Read the full OSCE statement here.

"Considering the abuse of power and the excessive role of money in this election, democratic progress appears to have reversed in Ukraine."

"The October 28 parliamentary elections were characterized by the lack of a level playing field, caused primarily by abuse of administrative resources, a lack of transparency of campaign and party financing, and a lack of balanced media coverage."

"Ukraine stepped backward by excluding hundreds of candidates for technical reasons, not to mention the very unfair exclusion of [jailed opposition leaders] Mrs. [Yulia] Tymoshenko and Mr. [Yuriy] Lutsenko."
13:06 29.10.2012
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12:09 29.10.2012
Via Ukraine's Central Election Commission -- with 58% of the vote counted:

Party of Regions: 34.5%
Batkivshchyna: 22%
Communist Party: 15%
UDAR: 13%
Svoboda: 8.6%
11:21 29.10.2012
Via Ukraine's Central Election Commission -- with 54% of the vote counted:

Party of Regions: 35%
Batkivshchyna: 22%
Communist Party: 15%
UDAR: 13%
Svoboda: 8.5%
09:58 29.10.2012
Via Ukraine's Central Election Commission -- with 49% of the vote counted:

Party of Regions: 35.06%
Batkivshchyna: 21.95%
Communist Party: 14.92%
UDAR: 12.87%
Svoboda: 8.31%
09:52 29.10.2012
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09:28 29.10.2012
The OSCE will hold a press conference at 2:30pm local time on the election monitoring mission in Ukriane. We will embed the live video here.

09:23 29.10.2012
Via Ukraine's Central Election Commission -- with 46% of the vote counted:

Party of Regions: 35.15%
Batkivshchyna: 21.9%
Communist Party: 14.94%
UDAR: 12.87%
Svoboda: 8.26%

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