ElectionGudie

Feb. 7, 2010 Held

25,493,529
Voted
Ukraine

Ukraine

Election for President

Results

68%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:25,493,529
Valid Votes:25,187,692
Invalid Votes:305,837

Candidates:

Viktor YANUKOVYCH12,481,266

48.95

Yulia TYMOSHENKO11,593,357

45.47

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Ukraine

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Viktor A. YUSHCHENKO
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Yulia TYMOSHENKO
  • 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) 450 members are allocated through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** There is one, nationwide constituency and a 3% threshold. Before 2006, Ukraine used a mixed system: 225 seats closed-list, 225 seats in two-round single-seat constituencies.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Viktor YANUKOVYCH
    • Party: Party of Regions
  • Yulia TYMOSHENKO
    • Party: Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc

Last Presidential election:

  • YUSCHENKO won in the third round.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 45,870,700 (2010)
  • Registered Voters: 36,826,251 (January 2010 Extrapolated from rates provided by Ukraine's EMB.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 24,672,940 (2010)

·         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: 6,880,605 (est.)