“The update will be about 60% [in single-member districts]. This is a very high figure. The update on party lists will be 35-40%. In general, we are expecting a most serious change in MPs, especially compared with sixth and seventh convocations, when a lot of the current deputies won seats in parliament on lists,” he said during an Internet conference in Kyiv on Monday.
Political consultant Denys Bohush said that a peculiarity of the current election campaign was the fact that for every candidate from the government, there would be 20-25 “technical candidates,” or candidates running with the covert aim of aiding the election of the government candidate.
He said that during the election campaign in 2010 for each pro-governmental candidate there were about ten technical candidates.