Parliamentary elections 2012: Is Ukraine repeating history?

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Sep. 27, 2012 23:35
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Board advertising Party of Regions' during election 2012 campaign in Ukraine.
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The last time that Ukraine had a mixed election system – electing half of its 450 members of parliament in geographic districts, the other half through party lists – was 2002. This year's return to the mixed system a decade later, for the Oct. 28 parliamentary election, is instructive because of the high probability that history will repeat itself in the voting results.

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