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Jan. 17, 2010 Held

Ukraine

Ukraine

Election for President

Results

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:24,614,827
Valid Votes:23,665,661
Invalid Votes:949,166

Candidates:

Viktor YANUKOVYCH8,696,110

36.75

Yulia TYMOSHENKO6,167,253

26.06

Serhiy TIHIPKO3,214,772

13.58

Arseniy YATSENYUK1,714,136

7.24

Viktor YUSHCHENKO1,346,578

5.69

Petro SYMONENKO873,174

3.69

Volodymyr LYTVYN579,287

2.45

Oleh TYAHNYBOK353,337

1.49

Anatoliy HRYTSENKO297,280

1.26

Inna BOHOSLOVSKA102,549

0.43332404702323757

Oleksandr MOROZ95,249

0.4024776658467304

Yuriy KOSTENKO54,410

0.22991117805667882

Liudmyla SUPRUN47,377

0.20019301383553156

Vasily PROTYVSIH40,410

0.17075373470447328

Oleksandr PABAT35,517

0.15007820825287746

Serhiy RATUSHNIAK29,870

0.12621663092359856

Mykhaylo BRODSKYY15,025

0.0634886133119206

Oleh RIABOKON8,375

0.035388827719622956

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

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Viktor YANUKOVYCH
    • Party: Party of Regions
  • Yulia TYMOSHENKO
    • Bloc: Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc
  • Serhiy TIHIPKO
    • Party: Labour Ukraine
  • Arseniy YATSENYUK
    • Party: Front for Change
  • Viktor YUSHCHENKO
    • Party: Our Ukraine
  • Petro SYMONENKO
    • Party: Communist Party of Ukraine
  • Volodymyr LYTVYN
    • Independent(s): N/A
  • Oleh TYAHNYBOK
    • Party: All-Ukrainian Union
  • Anatoliy HRYTSENKO
    • Party: Our Ukraine
  • Inna BOHOSLOVSKA
    • Independent(s): N/A
  • Oleksandr MOROZ
    • Party: Socialist Party of Ukraine
  • Yuriy KOSTENKO
    • Party: Ukrainian People's Party
  • Liudmyla SUPRUN
    • Party: People's Democratic Party
  • Vasily PROTYVSIH
    • Independent(s): N/A
  • Oleksandr PABAT
    • Party: People's Salvation Army
  • Serhiy RATUSHNIAK
    • Independent(s): N/A
  • Mykhaylo BRODSKYY
    • Party: Party of Free Democrats
  • Oleh RIABOKON
    • Independent(s): N/A

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.)