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Ukraine votes to overhaul parliament tainted by legacy of deposed president

  • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko poses for a photograph prior to recording a televised address to the nation on the eve of parliamentary elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Ukraine is bracing for decisive parliamentary elections against the backdrop of unrest in regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces. (AP Photo/Mykola Lazarenko, Pool)

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko poses for a photograph prior to recording a televised address to the nation on the eve of parliamentary elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Ukraine is bracing for decisive parliamentary elections against the backdrop of unrest in regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces. (AP Photo/Mykola Lazarenko, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman walks past a huge Ukrainian flag the day before of the parliamentary elections in central Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Parliamentary elections on Sunday in Ukraine promise to usher in a fresh class of politicians, but for millions of Ukrainians change is no promise of improvement. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    A woman walks past a huge Ukrainian flag the day before of the parliamentary elections in central Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Parliamentary elections on Sunday in Ukraine promise to usher in a fresh class of politicians, but for millions of Ukrainians change is no promise of improvement. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman casts her ballot during parliament elections at a polling station in Volnovakha, a village on the front line of fighting between Ukrainian government forces and rebels, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    A woman casts her ballot during parliament elections at a polling station in Volnovakha, a village on the front line of fighting between Ukrainian government forces and rebels, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)  (The Associated Press)

Voters in Ukraine are heading to the polls to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.

While around 36 million people have been registered to vote Sunday, the election will not be held in areas controlled by pro-Russian separatist rebels in the east.

President Petro Poroshenko's party is expected to get the largest share of the vote, but it is not certain whether the party will be able to form a government unaided.

Other parties expected to win seats in parliament include Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk's Popular Front and the Fatherland party of Yulia Tymoshenko.

Yanukovych was deposed in February after months of sometimes violent protests sparked by his decision to put ties with the European Union on hold.