ElectionGudie

Oct. 31, 2004 Held

29,068,309
Voted
Ukraine

Ukraine

Election for President

Results

74%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:29,068,309
Valid Votes:27,963,539
Invalid Votes:1,104,770

Candidates:

Viktor YUSHCHENKO11,125,395

41.96

Viktor YANUKOVICH10,969,579

41.37

Oleksandr MOROZ1,621,154

6.11

Petro SYMONENKO1,388,045

5.24

Other Candidates484,369

1.84

Natalya VITRENKO426,897

1.61

Anatolij K. KINAKH260,890

0

Alexander M. JAKOVENKO218,214

0

Alexander RZHAVSKY10,664

0

Alexander BAZILYUK8,917

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Ukraine

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Leonid D. KUCHMA
  • 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 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 elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms and 225 members are allocated by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Third Round of the Presidential race:

  • Viktor YANUKOVICH
    • Party: Regions of Ukraine
  • Viktor YUSHCHENKO
    • Party: Our Ukraine

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Viktor YANUKOVICH
    • Party: Regions of Ukraine
  • Viktor YUSHCHENKO
    • Party: Our Ukraine

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Viktor YUSHCHENKO
    • Party: Our Ukraine
  • Viktor YANUKOVICH
    • Party: Regions of Ukraine
  • Oleksandr MOROZ
    • Party: Socialist Party of Ukraine (SPU)
  • Petro SYMONENKO
    • Party: Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU)
  • Natalya VITRENKO
    • Party: Progressive Socialist Party
  • Anatolij K. KINAKH
    • Party: Party of Industrials and Entrepeneurs of Ukraine
  • Alexander M. JAKOVENKO
    • Party: Communist Party of Workers and Peasants
  • Alexander RZHAVSKY
    • Party: United Family Party
  • Alexander BAZILYUK
    • Party: (Slavic Party)
  • Other Candidates
    • Party: N/A

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on October 31 and November 14, 1999. In this election, Leonid D. KUCHMA became president by winning 57.7% of the votes in the second round, while Petro SYMONENKO secured 38.8% of the votes.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 47,451,600 (2004)
  • Registered Voters: 37,613,022 (2004)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 25,428,511 (2004)

·         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: 7,117,740 (est.)