New Europe: Ukrainian gambit

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Oct. 14, 2012 09:27
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In this file photo people leave voting booths at a polling station in on Oct. 31, 2004.
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Ukrainian parliamentary elections are getting closer and closer. On 28 October, 2012 Ukraine will have to elect its new “Verkhovna Rada” that consists of 450 members, through new combined proportional and majoritarian (also called “First Past the Post”) systems.

Under the new electoral legislation half of the seats in Rada will be elected through the former system (party lists), while the rest of them will be filled through the latter system of elections.

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