UDAR elects faction's leadership in parliament

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Dec. 12, 2012, 5:20 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

WBC Heavyweight Champion and Chairman of the Ukrainian democratic opposition UDAR Party Vitali Klitschko talks to supporters during his parliamentary election campaign in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.
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UDAR Party leader Vitali Klitschko has been elected to lead the party's faction in the parliament. 

As UDAR's press service reported on Wednesday, MPs Vitaliy Kovalchuk and Viktor Pynzenyk were elected to be his deputies in the faction.

Today the UDAR faction in Verkhovna Rada consists of 42 MPs. In addition to candidates in the majority constituencies, the faction also consists of independent candidates Yaroslav Dubnevych and Fedir Nehoi, the party's press service reported.

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