Ukraine’s Central Elections Commission believes a partial re-vote may be needed in five key districts to determine who won parliamentary seats in Sunday’s elections. The decision came amid opposition accusations of vote-stealing by the ruling Party of Regions of President Viktor Yanukovych. An estimated 500 protesters are spending the night outside the CEC headquarters in Kiev as part of an open-ended protest action called by the opposition Batkyvshchyna, UDAR and Svoboda parties.
Hundreds of people rallied in Kiev on Monday protesting alleged electoral fraud and demanding a recount of the Oct. 28 parliamentary election. The opposition threatened to boycott the new parliament.
Western observers deemed the parliamentary election unfair, saying the process lacked transparency and was a step back for Ukrainian democracy. The Ukrainian Central Election commission, in charge of monitoring voting, is calling for a recount in five disputed districts.
Ukraine’s ruling Party of the Regions gained almost 30 percent of the vote with 99.84 percent of the ballots counted after the country’s parliamentary elections, Ukraine’s central election commission said on Saturday, gaining 29.99 percent of the party list vote.
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