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Tymoshenko and Kolomoyskyi Score Wins in Ukraine’s Special Elections

Populism is on the rise in Ukraine, so it’s little surprise that Fatherland party leader Yulia Tymoshenko and oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi gained the most in Ukraine’s special parliamentary elections on July 17. Elections were held in seven districts across the country. Fatherland candidates won in Kherson and Poltava, while Kolomoyskyi’s candidate won in Volyn and was leading narrowly in Ivano-Frankivsk. While no Poroshenko bloc candidates won, two independent candidates are likely to join the faction.Sunday’s results will increase the ranks of both Tymoshenko’s and Kolomoyskyi’s factions in parliament. Kolomoyskyi’s Renaissance faction will increase to twenty-five members and Tymoshenko’s Fatherland will …read more

Source: Atlantic Council

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