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 Midterm elections to Verkhovna Rada: CEC processed 43.43 percent of ballots

As at 8:55 a.m., July 18, the Central Election Commission of Ukraine had processed 43.43 percent of ballots in midterm elections of people's deputies, which took place yesterday in seven constituencies across the country.

Censor.NET reports referring to the CEC website.

Iryna Konstankevych of UKROP party is leading in the 23rd constituency (the Volyn region), having scored 52.20 percent after 59.61 percent of ballots have been counted.

In the 27th constituency (the Dnipropetrovsk region), volunteer and adviser to the minister of defense of Ukraine Tetiana Rychkova is ahead with 44.83 percent of votes after 95.34 percent of ballots have been processed.

45.78 percent of ballots have been processed in the Ivano-Frankivsk region (the 85th constituency) with UKROP's candidate Viktor Shevchenko winning so far (22.07 percent of votes).

In the 114th constituency (the Luhansk region), Serhii Shakhov (Nash Krai party) has scored 48.9 percent of votes after 7.51 percent of ballots have been counted.

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According to the CEC website, the 151st constituency's (the Poltava region) leader after 29.16 percent of processed ballots is Batkivshchyna's candidate Ruslan Bohdan followed by non-affiliated Mykola Bondar (20.63 percent of votes).

Another Batkivshchyna's candidate Yurii Odarchenko is ahead in the 183rd constituency (the Kherson region), having scored 26.03 percent of votes after 40.18 percent of ballots have been processed.

In the 206th constituency (the Chernihiv region), non-affiliated candidate Maksym Mykytas has a lead with 36.7 percent of votes after 38.5 percent of counted ballots.

As previously reported, the CEC held midterm elections in seven constituencies after the following people's deputies resigned over a number of reasons: Borys Filatov (became mayor of Dnipro), Vladyslav Atroshenko (mayor of Chernihiv), Ihor Nasalyk (minister of energy), Taras Kutovyi (minister of agrarian policy), Ihor Yeremeiev (died in an accident), Yurii Harbuz (head of the Luhansk regional military and civil administration), and Andrii Hordeiev (head of the Kherson regional administration).
 
 
 
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