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Paragraph 23

 In the first election round the parties allowed to send their representatives to Parliament are identified: Those receiving less than three percent of the votes will not get any seat in the Verchovna Rada. Such a “3% - clause” is also contained in the present law (Article 1 para. 4); most of the drafts for a new election system in Ukraine stick to this rule as well. In comparison to other electoral systems a “3%-clause” is rather low, but perfectly acceptable in order to ensure a wide participation of different political forces in Parliament.