Waning Enthusiasm For Elections in Ukraine, Explained
26 November, 2014

The turnout for Ukraine’s crucial parliamentary elections on October 26 has failed to live up to expectations.

A woman casts a ballot during a parliamentary election at a school gym in the village of Semenivka near Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine. (Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters)

by Devin Ackles, Hromadske International

produced by Maxim Eristavi

What You Need to Know:

✓ Ukraine’s parliamentary elections were held on Sunday, October 26;

✓ According to exit polls, ‘pro-European’ parties have won a large majority of seats for the party list elections;

✓In many areas of the country’s most populated region of Donetsk and Luhansk provinces people had no opportunity to cast their ballots;

✓ Voter turnout was the lowest it has been in recent years;

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