ElectionGudie

Sept. 30, 2007 Held

22,500,000
Voted
Ukraine

Ukraine

Election for Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Supreme Council)

Results

Cast Votes:22,500,000
Valid Votes:0
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Our Ukraine-People's Self Defense 72 - -

14.15%

Lytvyn Bloc 20 - -

3.96%

Party of Regions (PRU) 175 - -

34.37%

Bloc of Yuliya Tymoshenko (MYT) 156 - -

30.71%

Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU) 27 - -

5.39%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 450 seats in the Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Viktor A. YUSHCHENKO
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Viktor YANUKOVYCH
  • 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.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • In the Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada) 450 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** A party must obtain at least 3% of the national votes to obtain seats in the Verkhovna Rada.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Party of Regions (PRU)
    • Leader: Viktor YANUKOVYCH
    • Seats won in this election: 175
    • Seats won in last election: 186
  • Party: Bloc of Yuliya Tymoshenko (MYT)
    • Leader: Yuliya TYMOSHENKO
    • Seats won in this election: 156
    • Seats won in last election: 129
  • Party: Our Ukraine-People's Self Defense***
    • Leader: Yuriy LUTSENKO (People's Self-Defense) Vyacheslav KIRILENKO (Our Ukraine)
    • Seats won in this election: 72
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU)
    • Leader: Petro SYMONENKO
    • Seats won in this election: 27
    • Seats won in last election: 21
  • Party: Lytvyn Bloc
    • Leader: Voldymyr Lytvyn
    • Seats won in this election: 20
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 46,509,350 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 37,558,040 (2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 24,979,459 (2007)

·         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: 38 (following the 2007 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: 6,976,402 (est.)