ElectionGudie

Nov. 21, 2004 Held

30,511,289
Voted
Ukraine

Ukraine

Election for President

Results

78%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:30,511,289
Valid Votes:29,315,980
Invalid Votes:1,195,309

Candidates:

Viktor YANUKOVICH15,093,691

51.49

Viktor YUSHCHENKO14,222,289

48.51

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

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: No

·         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.)