The parliamentary election in Ukraine is considered valid. Tetyana Slipachuk, the head of the Central Election Committee said this at a briefing, as the authority revealed the preliminary result of the voting.
"I would like to pay special attention to the fact that despite the summer time, the electoral activity of our citizens was rather high. The thing is, holding elections in summer is a specific matter; but still, this, to some extent, shows that the political conscience in this society is high enough", Slipachuk said.
As of 9 a.m. Monday, the Central Election Committee of Ukraine counted the result of the parliamentary election, based on the data from almost 48 percent of e-protocols across the country. Servant of the People collected 42.39 percent of votes; Opposition Platform - For Life claims 12.83; European Solidarity comes third with 8.68. The other two political forces that made it to the Parliament are Yulia Tymoshenko's Batkivshchyna (Fatherland), which gets 8.04 percent of votes, and Holos (The Voice), the party of rock musician Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, who enjoys the support of 6.3 percent of votes.
The snap parliamentary election in Ukraine took place July 21. The overall voters' turnout rate made 49.84 percent.