ElectionGudie

May 25, 2014 Held

18,019,477
Voted
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Ukraine

Election for President (President)

Results

50%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:18,019,477
Valid Votes:17,774,827
Invalid Votes:244,650

Candidates:

Petro POROSHENKO9,857,118

54.70

Yulia TYMOSHENKO2,309,836

12.81

Oleg LYASHKO1,500,349

8.32

Anatoliy HRYTSENKO989,028

5.48

Serhiy TIHIPKO943,452

5.23

Mykhailo DOBKIN546,138

3.03

Vadim RABINOVICH406,369

2.25

Olga BOGOMOLETS345,386

1.91

Petro SYMONENKO272,824

1.51

Oleh TYAHNYBOK210,513

1.16

Dmytro YAROSH127,818

0

Andriy GRINENKO73,277

0

Valeriy KONOVALYUK69,569

0

Yuriy BOYKO35,927

0

Mykola MALOMUZH23,897

0

Renat KUZMIN18,689

0

Vasyl KUYBIDA12,392

0

Oleksandr KLYMENKO10,545

0

Vasyl TSUSHKO10,440

0

Volodymyr SARANOV6,239

0

Zoran SHKIRIAK5,021

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of Ukraine

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Acting President Oleksandr TURCHYNOV[1]
  • Head of Government: Interim Prime Minister Arseniy YATSENYUK[2]
  • Assembly:

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by an absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.

Election Notes:

  • This presidential election was originally scheduled to take place on 26 February 2015. However, on 21 February 2014, amid violent street protests, President YANUKOVYCH signed a deal with the political opposition that included holding the presidential election by the end of the year. After President YANUKOVYCH was impeached by parliament the next day and an interim government installed, the parliament voted to hold this election on 25 May. If no candidate receives a majority of votes, a second round runoff election will be held on 15 June.
  • From 7-14 April 2014, the Central Election Commission (CEC) passed several amendments to the electoral law aimed at improving the transparency and fairness of the process. For example, there are clearer stipulations of permitted pre-election “agitation” activities, new requirements for media outlets to ensure more balanced coverage of the election (including a televised debate and stricter advertisement laws), and provisions for greater transparency of candidate information and opinion polling data. Several technical and logistical provisions were also passed.

Main candidates in this presidential race:[3]

  • Olga BOGOMOLETS[4]

Party: Independent

  • Yuriy BOYKO[5]

Party: Independent

  • Andriy GRINENKO

Party: Independent

Party: Civil Position / Політична партія „Громадянська позиція”

  • Mykhailo DOBKIN[6]

Party: Party of Regions / Партія регіонів

  • Oleksandr KLYMENKO

Party: Ukrainian People’s Party / Українська Народна Партія

Party: Independent

  • Renat KUZMIN

Party: Independent

  • Vasyl KUYBIDA

Party: People’s Movement of Ukraine / Народний Рух України

  • Oleg LYASHKO

Party: Radical Party of Oleg Lyashko / Радикальна Партія Олега Ляшка

  • Mykola MALOMUZH

Party: Independent

  • Petro POROSHENKO

Party: Independent[7]

  • Vadim RABINOVICH

Party: Independent

  • Volodymyr SARANOV

Party: Independent

  • Petro SYMONENKO

Party: Communist Party of Ukriane / Комуністична партія України

  • Yulia TYMOSHENKO

Party: All-Ukrainian Union “Fatherland” / Всеукраїнське об'єднання "Батьківщина"

  • Sergiy TIHIPKO[8]

Party: Party of Regions / Партія регіонів

  • Oleh TYAHNYBOK

Party: All-Ukrainian Union “Svoboda” / Всеукраїнське об’єднання «Свобода»

  • Vasyl TSUSHKO

Party: Independent

  • Zoran SHKIRIAK

Party: Independent

  • Dmytro YAROSH

Party: Right Sector / Правий сектор

Population and Voter Registration:[9]

  • Population: 44,291,413 (July 2014 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 35,500,913 (April 2014)

[1] TURCHYNOV was appointed Acting President on 23 February 2014, one day after former President YANUKOVYCH was impeached and fled the country.

[2] YATSENYUK was appointed Interim Prime Minister by the Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada) on 27 February 2014.

[3] List of candidates as of May 2, 2014. Two candidates, Natalia KOROLEVSKA and Oleg TSAROV had been approved to compete in the election, but withdrew.

[5] Served as Vice Prime Minister from December 24, 2012 to February 27, 2014. BOYKO was expelled from the Party of Regions on 7 April 2014.

[6] DOBKIN is the official candidate of the Party of Regions. BOYKO, TIHIPKO, and TSAROV had also looked to run for the Party of Regions, but are instead contesting the election as independents.

[7] POROSHENKO is contesting the election as an independent. Vitaly KLITSCHKO, who was also expected to contest the election, dropped out to support POROSHENKO in the election, and will instead run for Mayor of Kyiv.

[8] TIHIPKO was expelled from the Party of Regions on 7 April 2014.

[9] Population and registered voters include Ukrainians living in the occupied Autonomous Region of Crimea.