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Exit poll: five parties to make it to parliament

The Ukrainian president's party is in firm lead.

Photo: Mykola Lazarenko

Five parties are set to make it to parliament following the 21 July snap election, according to the first exit poll findings published immediately after the polls closed at 8 p.m. local time.

According to the National Exit Poll conducted jointly by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation, Kyiv International Institute of Sociology and the Razumkov Centre (as of 6 p.m.), these are:

Servant of the People, 43.9%

Opposition Platform-For Life, 11.5%

Petro Poroshenko Bloc, 8.9%

Fatherland, 7.6%

Voice, 6.3%

They are followed by parties which seem to fail to cross the 5% threshold:

Strength and Dignity, 4.4%

Opposition Bloc, 3.3%

Shariy's party, 3.1%,

Oleh Lyashko's Radical Party, 2.8%

Groysman's Ukrainian Strategy, 2.2%

Freedom, 2.1%

Civic Position, 0.9%

Green Party, 0.7%

Self-Help, 0.7%

Agrarian Party, 0.5%

Saakashvili's Movement of New Forces, 0.4%

Power of People, 0.3%

Power of Law, 0.2%

Social Justice, 0.2%

Independence, 0.1%

Patriot, 0.1%

Fakel, 0.1%

The pollsters interviewed 10,551 respondents at 300 polling stations using secret ballot. The margin of error does not exceed 2.5% for leading parties and 0.5-1% for others.

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