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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Path Cleared for Ukraine's Parliament

KIEV -- The official results of Ukraine's snap parliamentary elections were published in government media Saturday, the final formality before a new legislature can convene.

According to the results, the pro-West parties of President Viktor Yushchenko and Yulia Tymoshenko together mustered a slim majority of 228 seats in the 450-member parliament.

The two parties have pledged to form a government with Tymoshenko returning as prime minister.

The rival Party of the Regions, led by the Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, finished first in the Sept. 30 ballot and will control 175 seats.

Publication of the results became possible after a court on Thursday threw out a suit filed by five parties seeking to contest the results based on alleged violations.

The legislature now has about a month to convene after the official publication of the election results, though no date has yet been set for the first session.