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Ukraine's parliamentary coalition officially formed

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March 16, 2010, 1:43 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

The list includes the Party of Regions faction in all its entirety (172 members), all 27 members of the Communist Party faction and all 20 members of the Lytvyn Bloc.

A list of 235 members of the Stability and Reform parliamentary coalition was published on Tuesday in the official newspaper of the Ukrainian parliament, Holos Ukrainy. The list includes the Party of Regions faction in all its entirety (172 members), all 27 members of the Communist Party faction and all 20 members of the Lytvyn Bloc.

The coalition membership has thus been officially published.

The coalition also comprises 16 individual deputies - six members of the faction of the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc (BYT), another six from the Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense faction and four independent deputies.

The Ukrainian parliament, Verkhovna Rada, has five factions: the Party of Regions faction with 172 members, the BYT faction with 155, the Our Ukraine-People's Self Defense faction with 72 members, the Communist Party faction with 27 and the Lytvyn Bloc faction with 20 members. The Rada has 450 seats.
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