ElectionGudie

March 31, 2002 Held

25,909,407
Voted
Ukraine

Ukraine

Election for Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Supreme Council)

Results

65%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:25,909,407
Valid Votes:24,310,746
Invalid Votes:963,462

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Our Ukraine 112 - 6,108,088

25.13%

Communist Party of Ukraine 65 - 5,178,074

21.30%

Other Parties 103 - 4,684,078

19.27%

For United Ukraine 101 - 3,051,056

12.55%

Yuilaya TYMOSHENKO Opposition Bloc 22 - 1,882,087

7.74%

Socialist Party 23 - 1,780,642

7.32%

United Social Democratic Party 24 - 1,626,721

6.69%

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 Anatoliy KINAKH
  • 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 5-year terms and 225 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Our Ukraine
    • Leader: Viktor YUSHCHENKO
    • Seats won in this election: 112
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: For United Ukraine
    • Leader: Volodymyr LYTVYN
    • Seats won in this election: 101
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Communist Party of Ukraine
    • Leader: Petro SYMONENKO
    • Seats won in this election: 65
    • Seats won in last election: 117
  • Party: Socialist Party
    • Leader: Yuri MOROZ
    • Seats won in this election: 23
    • Seats won in last election: 17
  • Bloc: Yuilaya TYMOSHENKO Opposition Bloc
    • Leader: Yuilaya TYMOSHENKO
    • Seats won in this election: 22
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: United Social Democratic Party
    • Leader: Viktor MEDVEDCHUK
    • Seats won in this election: 24
    • Seats won in last election: 13
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 103
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on March 29, 1998.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 48,202,500 (2002)
  • Registered Voters: 37,277,697 (March 2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 25,797,803 (2002)

·         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: 24 (following the 2002 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: 7,230,375 (est.)