ElectionGudie

July 21, 2019 Snap

17,490,811
Voted
Ukraine

Ukraine

Election for Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Supreme Council)

Results

Cast Votes:17,490,811
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Independents 46 None

Servant of the People 254 - 6,307,097

43.16%

Opposition Platform – For Life 43 - 1,908,087

13.05%

All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" 26 - 1,196,256

8.18%

European Solidarity 25 - 1,184,515

8.10%

Voice 20 - 851,669

5.84%

Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko 22 - - 586,294

4.01%

Strength and Honor - - 558,674

3.82%

Opposition Bloc 6 - 443,200

3.03%

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:      

  • The 450 seats in Ukraine’s Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada)*
  • Originally scheduled to be held at the end of October, these elections were brought forward after newly inaugurated President Volodymyr Zelensky dissolved parliament on 21 May 2019, during his inauguration[1].

*Only 438 seats will be filled as the remaining 12 are reserved for the contested region of Crimea.

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Volodymyr Zelenskiy
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman
  • Assembly: Ukraine has a unicameral Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada) with 450 seats.

Electoral System:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve up to two five-year terms.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • The Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada) uses a parallel system where 225 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms, and 225 members are elected by majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms[2].*

* There is a 5% threshold for the nationwide, proportional representation contest. Before 2011, Ukraine elected all 450 members through closed list proportional representation in a single nationwide constituency. As recently as August 2014, some MP’s introduced bills to revert back to the 2006-2007 election model. However, the bills were never brought to a vote.

Main Parties in this Election:

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 43,795,000 (2019 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 29,622,527 (March 2019)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 23,543,000 (2019 est.)
  • Is Ukraine a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)
  • Has Ukraine ratified CEDAW: Yes (12 March 1981)
  • Gender Quota: Yes, 30% of women on the lists in the parliamentary and local elections (quotas are non-binding – failure to comply does not result in any sanctions)
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 47 (10.4%)
  • Human Development Index Position: 88 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2019)

Disability Data:

  • Is Ukraine a signatory to CRPD: Yes (24 September 2008)
  • Has Ukraine ratified CRPD: Yes (4 February 2010)
  • Population with a disability: 2,635,600 (January 2018)
 

[1] https://www.rferl.org/a/ukrainian-constitutional-court-oks-parliament-s-dissolution-early-poll/30010735.html

[2] https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/en/4061-17

[3] Formerly called Petro Poroshenko Bloc.