ElectionGudie

Repeat Elections Held in Ukraine

Dec. 17, 2013, 5:06 p.m.


Repeat elections were held in five electoral districts to fill the remaining five seats in Ukraine’s Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada). The Central Election Commission had been unable to establish the results in these five constituencies during the nationwide elections held last October 28, 2012. On Sunday, December 15, voters in districts 94, 132, 194, 197, and 223 participated in elections to fill these seats. The following candidates won the elections in these districts


  • District 94 – Ruslan Badaev (Independent) – 58.25 percent (53,363 votes)

  • District 132 – Mykola Kruglov (Independent) – 47.85 percent (32,947 votes)

  • District 194 – Mihail Poplavskiy (Independent) – 53.54 percent (37,331 votes)

  • District 197 – Leonid Datsenko (All-Ukrainian Union “Fatherland” / Всеукраїнське об'єднання "Батьківщина") 63.51 percent (33,372 votes)

  • District 223 – Viktor Pilipishin (Independent) – 44.89 percent (34,684 votes)

The independent candidates winning election all will caucus with President Viktor YANUKOVYCH’s ruling Party of Regions / Партия регионов in the Verkhovna Rada, bringing the government’s seat total to 258 seats in the 450 seat body.


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