ElectionGudie

March 29, 1998 Held

26,571,273
Voted
Ukraine

Ukraine

Election for Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Supreme Council)

Results

65%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:26,571,273
Valid Votes:24,251,899
Invalid Votes:2,319,374

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Ukrainian Communist Party 124 6,550,353

27.01%

Other Parties 129 6,264,031

25.83%

Ukrainian People's Movement for Restructuring 46 2,498,262

10.30%

Bloc of Socialist and Peasants Party 35 2,273,788

9.38%

Green Party of Ukraine 19 1,444,264

5.96%

People's Democratic Party 28 1,331,460

5.49%

Hromada Party 23 1,242,235

5.12%

Social Democratic Party of Ukraine 18 1,075,118

4.43%

Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine 17 1,066,113

4.40%

Agraian Party of Ukraine 8 974,758

4.02%

Reforms and Order Party 3 831,517

3.43%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 450 seats in the Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Leonid D. KUCHMA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Valeriy PUSTOVOYTENKO
  • Assembly: Ukraine has a unicameral Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada) with 450 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • In the Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada), 225 members are allocated through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms and 225 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Ukrainian Communist Party (KPU)
    • Leader: Petr SYMONENKO
    • Seats won in this election: 124
    • Seats won in last election: 90
  • Party: Ukrainian People's Movement for Restructuring (RUKH)
    • Leader: Vyacheslav CHORNOVIL
    • Seats won in this election: 46
    • Seats won in last election: 20
  • Party: Bloc of Socialist and Peasants Party
    • Leader: Oleksandr MOROZ
    • Seats won in this election: 35
    • Seats won in last election: 34
  • Party: People's Democratic Party
    • Leader: Valeriy PUSTOVOITENKO
    • Seats won in this election: 28
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Hromada Party
    • Leader: Pavlo LAZARENKO
    • Seats won in this election: 23
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Green Party of Ukraine
    • Leader: Vitaliy M. KONONOV
    • Seats won in this election: 19
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (United)
    • Leader: Leonid KRAVCHUK
    • Seats won in this election: 18
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine
    • Leader: Natalia VITRENKO
    • Seats won in this election: 17
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Agraian Party of Ukraine
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 8
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Reforms and Order Party
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 129
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on March 27, 1994.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 50,447,719 (est.)
  • Registered Voters: 37,540,092 (1998)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 26,784,158 (1998)

·         Is Ukraine a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Ukraine ratified CEDAW: Yes (12 March 1981)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 35 (following the 1998 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 81 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Ukraine a signatory to CRPD: Yes (24 September 2008)

·         Has Ukraine ratified CRPD: Yes (4 February 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 7,567,157 (est.)