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Ukraine parliamentary polls close

28 October 2012 Last updated at 21:58 GMT

Ukrainians have cast their votes in a parliamentary election seen as a vital test of the country's democracy.

Partial exit polls suggest President Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions gained the most votes, but opposition parties did better than expected.

Western governments have criticised Mr Yanukovych over the jailing of opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.

The BBC's Andriy Kravets has more details.