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Ukraine: Landslide Victory for New Political Party Based on TV Show...

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Ukraine's Central Election Commission says it has counted all of the ballots cast in July 21 snap parliamentary elections, confirming an overwhelming win for President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's Servant of the People party.

The results posted on the commission's website on July 26 show the comedian-turned-president's party taking top spot with 43.16 percent of the votes, with his main challenger, the pro-Russian Opposition Platform — For Life party, far behind in second place with 13.05 percent of the ballots.

Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's Fatherland party placed third with 8.18 percent of the votes, while former President Petro Poroshenko's European Solidarity was next with 8.10 percent in the election, which was held three months ahead of schedule.

Rock star Svyatoslav Vakarchuk's Holos (Voice) party was the only other to pass the five-percent threshold needed for parliamentary representation, taking 5.80 percent of the votes.

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