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As the system creates an “artificial absolute majority”, the real support for a political party existing among the voters is not mirrored in the distribution of the seats. In the first round several parties might have comparable results, e.g. 14%, 15% and 16% of the votes. If the party having received 15% of the votes wins the majority in the second round, it will be represented by more than 50% of the deputies of the Rada. The final results thus distort the real results achieved in the first round. Such electoral system might be problematic in the light of a number of international electoral standards.