2. Ukraine goes to the polls

  • Ukraine is holding its first parliamentary election since the toppling of President Yanukovich, which led to widespread unrest  in the country's east and the Russian annexation of Crimea. 
  • President Poroshenko's pro-Europe party expected to win the majority of seats.
  • Voting not taking place in Crimea or in unruly eastern areas such as Donetsk (AP).
  • Areas held by pro-Russian rebels intend to hold their own election on November 2nd (Reuters).