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Thursday, November 1, 2007

This article is part of the series: Politics and government of Ukraine
Early parliamentary elections in Ukraine took place on September 30, 2007. The date of the election was determined following agreement between the President Viktor Yushchenko, the Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych and the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) Oleksandr Moroz on May 27, 2007, in an attempt to resolve the political crisis in Ukraine triggered by the April 2, 2007 presidential decree on dissolution of Ukraine's parliament.


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                      The first election district opened its doors at the embassies of Ukraine in Australia and Japan. Election districts were open from 7:00AM until 10:00PM local time. According to the preliminary information releases by the Central Election Commission of Ukraine 63.22% of registered voters participated in the election.
                      Five parties received the required minimum of 3% of the total vote and entered the Verkhovna Rada.

                      All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland"
                      Ukrainian Social Democratic Party
                      Reforms and Order Party
                      People's Union "Our Ukraine"
                      Forward, Ukraine!
                      People's Movement of Ukraine
                      Ukrainian People's Party
                      Ukrainian Republican Party Assembly
                      Christian Democratic Union
                      European Party of Ukraine
                      Citizen's Party "PORA"
                      Congress of Ukrainian Nationalists
                      Motherland Defenders Party
                      People's Party
                      Labour Party of Ukraine
                      Popular Democratic Party
                      Democratic Party of Ukraine
                      Republican Christian Party
                      Party of Pensioners of Ukraine
                      Party of Protection of Pensioners of Ukraine
                      Political Party "Cathedral Ukraine"
                      All-Ukrainian Chornobyl People's Party "For the Welfare and Protection of the People"
                      Rural Revival Party
                      People's Party New Ukraine
                      Social-Christian Party
                      All-Ukrainian Political Party "Ecology and Social Protection"
                      Party "Union"
                      All-Ukrainian Union "Center"
                      All-Ukrainian Party of Peace and Unity
                      National-Democratic Association "Ukraine"
                      Conscience of Ukraine
                      Political Party of Small and Medium-sized Businesses of Ukraine Format of ruling coalition

                      Exit polls, public opinion polls and analysis

                      Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2007 Exit polls

                      August 2 - Commencement of Official Campaign
                      August 3 - The Central Election Commission of Ukraine (CVK) is to make decision about giving an airtime for blocs and parties at the budget expense
                      August 4 - The CVK must hold a draw to establish broadcast priorities; Deadline for setting of the ballot's form and text
                      August 14 - The CVK has to prepare information placards of election participants and send them to district election commissions
                      August 22 - Ballots papers to be submitted for printing
                      August 24 - Close of Registration by Foreign Observers
                      August 25 - Close of Party List nominations; State television and radio broadcasters should submit a schedule of parties and bloc's commercial
                      August 28 - CVK verification of nominations finalized
                      August 30 - Party and Block registration documentation deadline; Close of registration for civil organizations to petition for participation of official observers
                      September 2 - Official publication of Election List
                      September 26 - Border Services to submit list of Ukrainian Citizens who have left the country and have not returned
                      September 30 - Parliamentary Elections
                      October 15 - Preliminary announcement of election results
                      October 20 - Expected date for official final announcement of election results Election time line
                      Number in parentheses is the number of candidates the said party put forth to get into the Verkhovna Rada. Parties or blocs which have obtained at least 3% of the vote are in bold.

                      Communist Party of Ukraine (444)
                      Party of Regions (450)
                      Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine (403)
                      Our Ukraine–People's Self-Defense Bloc (401)
                      All-Ukrainian Union "Freedom" (351)
                      Lytvyn's Bloc (260)
                      Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc (447)
                      Socialist Party of Ukraine (282)
                      All-Ukrainian Party of People's Trust (86)
                      Party of National Economic Development of Ukraine (136)
                      Bloc "All-Ukrainian Community" (103)
                      Electoral bloc of Liudmyla Suprun – Ukrainian Regional Asset (387)
                      Party of Free Democrats (85)
                      Communist Party of Ukraine (renewed) (41)
                      Peasant's Bloc "Agricultural Ukraine" (136)
                      Party of Greens of Ukraine (147)
                      Ukrainian People's Bloc (213)
                      Electoral bloc of political parties "KUCHMA" (168)
                      Bloc of Party of Pensioners of Ukraine (92)
                      Christian's Bloc (225) International observers
                      On October 3, 2007, the Russian state-owned gas supplier Gazprom threatened to cut off natural gas supplies to Ukraine, saying that Ukraine owed Gazprom US$1.3 billion.

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