The Ukrainian Parliament passed the new Electoral Code of Ukraine. 330 MPs voted for the law, with 226 necessary to pass.
Bill No. 0978 foresees that the proportional electoral system with the open regional lists will be active in Ukraine. The citizens will be able to vote both for the party and for a particular candidate in the party list.
Parties need to beat the five-percent threshold to get the seats in the Parliament. The number of seats will depend on the level of voters' support.
The new Code states that the parliamentary election will be held in the one and only single-mandate constituency. The voting procedure will be held in 27 electoral areas, which basically match the borders of regions of Ukraine. Two electoral districts will be created in the Dnipropetrovsk region and Kyiv (two in each). At that, Kherson region and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea will be united in one constituency. The foreign electoral district is counted as part of the constituency in Kyiv.
In some areas, the voting may not be held - specifically, due to the temporary occupation in Donbas and Crimea. The voters from respective regions may be able to vote after changing the voting place.