Nov. 14, 1999 Held



Election for Ukrainian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:28,212,484
Valid Votes:27,506,323
Invalid Votes:706,161

Vote Share by Candidate:

Kuchma Leonid Danylovych15,870,722


Petro Symonenko10,665,420


Other Candidates & Votes Against All Candidates970,181

Election Results Modified: Jan 27, 2006

General Information

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 Valeriy PUSTOVOYTENKO
  • 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 Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Kuchma Leonid Danylovych
    • Party: "Our Choice"
  • Petro Symonenko
    • Party: Communist Party
  • Other Candidates & Votes Against All Candidates
    • Party: N/A

Last Presidential election:

  • Elections were last held on July 10, 1994. In the last election President KUCHMA received 51.24% of the vote, thereby defeating Leonid KRAVCHUK, who received 45.06% of the vote.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 49,811,174 (July 1999 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 37,498,630 (1999)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 26,543,240 (1999)

·         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: 35 (following the 1998 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: 7,471,676 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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