Poroshenko Bloc candidates leading in 64 single-seat constituencies - CEC
Petro Poroshenko Bloc candidates are leading in 64 of the 197 constituencies with a first-past-the-post electoral system, or one in three, whereas the People's Front is ahead in 17, or approximately one in 12.
These are the data unveiled by the Central Election Commission (CEC) after it had processed 46.54% of voting protocols.
According to the CEC, in constituencies with proportional party-list representation, the People's Front is leading by a tiny margin with 21.63% against Poroshenko Bloc's 21.46%, with these figures leaving both leaders in the race with 63 seats each.
In total, Petro Poroshenko Bloc could win about 127 seats, and the People's Front 80, which, in the event of a coalition between them, is not enough to form a simple majority of 226 votes.
At the same time, there are 100 independents among candidates leading in first-past-the-post constituencies, some of whom may join the new coalition.
According to the interim results, the other four parties could have just one or two of their party-list candidates win in single-mandate constituencies. In particular, a Samopomich candidate is leading in just one constituency, whereas in a multi-mandate constituency, the party has come third with 11.13%, securing 32 seats.
The Opposition Bloc and the Batkivschyna, which, having mustered 9.76% and 5.7%, respectively, could win 28 and 17 seats, have two leading first-past-the-post candidates each.
Candidates from the Radical Party of Oleh Liashko, with 7.38% of the vote under the proportional representation system, or 22 seats, are losing so far in all of the constituencies.
Conversely, a number of political parties seem likely to be represented in the Rada by their first-past-the-post candidates only. In particular, the Freedom Party has so far mustered just 4.69% in proportional-representation constituencies, and based on the preliminary results in regions, is highly likely to fall short of the 5% election threshold. However, six of its candidates are leading in first-past-the-post constituencies, and according to this indicator, it is in third place after the Poroshenko Bloc and People's Front.
Leading candidates include one from Sergiy Tigipko's Strong Ukraine Party, which has mustered just 3.12%; one party-list candidate from the Zastup All-Ukrainian Agrarian Union (2.82%) and one from the Right Sector (1.87%).
Finally, the Volia Party, which itself not being a participant in the elections and has its candidates on the Samopomich Party lists, has a candidate leading by a large margin in one constituency.