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Elections in Ukraine gives information on election and election results in Ukraine.

Ukraine elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The Verkhovna Rada (Parliament of Ukraine) has 450 members, elected for a 5-year term (before a constitutional reform of 2004 this term was equal to 4 years). Before 1998 all the members of the Parliament were elected by single-seat constituencies. In 1998 and in 2002 half of the members were elected by proportional representation and the other half by single-seat constituencies. Since the 2006 parliamentary election, all 450 members of the Verkhovna Rada are elected by proportional representation.

Ukraine has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

Representative bodies and heads of local government throughout Ukraine are elected simultaneously with the Verkhovna Rada.

A snap poll must have a voter turnout higher then 50%.[1]

Since 1994 the average voter turnout for the Verkhovna Rada elections has been 68.13%[2][3] and for presidential elections 73%.[2][4]

Early May 2009 the "The Committee of Voters of Ukraine" stated they believe that the use of the state’s administrative resources by political forces for their own national and local election campaigns is no longer a decisive factor in the outcome of Ukrainian elections.[5]

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2010 presidential election

2007 parliamentary election

e • d  Summary of the 30 September 2007 Verkhovna Rada election results
Parties and blocs Votes % Swing % Seats Green Arrow Up.svg Red Arrow Down.svg (2006)
Party of Regions (Партія регіонів) 8,013,895 34.37 Green Arrow Up.svg +2.23 175 Red Arrow Down.svg -11 (186)
Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc (Блок Юлії Тимошенко) 7,162,193 30.71 Green Arrow Up.svg +8.43 156 Green Arrow Up.svg +27 (129)
Our Ukraine–People's Self-Defense Bloc (Блок Наша Україна–Народна Самооборона) 3,301,282 14.15 Green Arrow Up.svg +0.21 72 Red Arrow Down.svg –9 (81)
Communist Party of Ukraine (Комуністична партія України) 1,257,291 5.39 Green Arrow Up.svg +1.73 27 Green Arrow Up.svg +6 (21)
Lytvyn Bloc (Блок Литвина) 924,538 3.96 Green Arrow Up.svg +1.53 20 Green Arrow Up.svg +20 (0)
Socialist Party of Ukraine (Соціалістична партія України) 668,234 2.86 Red Arrow Down.svg -2.82 Red Arrow Down.svg -33 (33)
Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine (Прогресивна соціалістична партія України) 309,008 1.32
All-Ukrainian Union "Freedom" (Всеукраїнське об'єднання "Свобода") 178,660 0.76 Green Arrow Up.svg +0.41
Party of Greens of Ukraine (Партія Зелених України) 94,505 0.40 Red Arrow Down.svg -0.13
Electoral Bloc of Liudmyla Suprun – Ukrainian Regional Asset (Виборчий блок Людмили Супрун — Український регіональний актив) 80,944 0.34
Communist Party of Ukraine (renewed) (Комуністична партія України (оновлена)) 68,602 0.29
Party of Free Democrats (Партія Вільних Демократів) 50,852 0.21
Bloc of the Party of Pensioners of Ukraine (Блок партії пенсіонерів України) 34,845 0.14
Party of National Economic Development of Ukraine (Партія національно-економічного розвитку України) 33,489 0.14
Ukrainian People's Bloc (Український Народний Блок) 28,414 0.12
Peasants' Bloc "Agrarian Ukraine" (Селянський Блок "Аграрна Україна") 25,675 0.11
Christian Bloc (Християнський блок) 24,597 0.10
Electoral Bloc of Political Parties "KUCHMA" (Виборчий блок політичних партій «КУЧМА») 23,676 0.10
Bloc "All-Ukrainian Community" (Блок "Всеукраїнська громада") 12,327 0.05
All-Ukrainian Party of People's Trust (Всеукраїнська партія Народної Довіри) 5,342 0.02
Against all 637,185 2.73
Invalid ballot papers 379,658 1.62
Total (turnout 62.02%) 23,315,257 100 450
Source: Central Election Commission of Ukraine (English) More detailed information: Центральної виборчої комісії України (Ukrainian)
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Electoral Maps

Maps showing the top six parties support - percentage of total national vote
Party of Regions results (34.37%)
Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko results (30.71%
Our Ukraine People's Self-Defence results (14.15%)
Communist Party of Ukraine results (5.39%)
Bloc Lytvyn Party results (3.96%)
Socialist Party of Ukraine results (2.86%)


Election results compared with the previous Ukrainian parliamentary election

In 2006, 27% of the registered vote represented support for minor parties that received less than the 3% statutory representation threshold. In 2007 the number of voters that supported minor parties that received less than the 3% statutory threshold (Including the Socialist Party of Ukraine the support of 2.86%) was only 7%.

The 20% difference shows a consolidation of voter's support towards major political parties. This fact needs to be taken into consideration when making any assessment as to the positive swing recorded for Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko, Party of Regions, The Communist Party of Ukraine and Bloc Lytvyn. The Our Ukraine bloc merged with the new party "People's Self-Defence" but only recorded a marginal gain in the overall percentage of the vote representing a reduction of 236964 votes in comparison with the 2006 data.

Further review of the regional vote shows a consolidation of the vote by Yulia Tymoshenko in regions in which her party already maintained strong support. Apart from the Socialist Party of Ukraine and a marginal gain by Our Ukraine all major political parties recorded an increase in the overall percentage the voter support when comparing the 2006 to 2007 results.

The other fact that needs to also be considered is that in 2006 the participation rate was 67% and in 2007 the participation rate dropped down to 62%.

Charts 2007

Results of the parliamentary elections:
Political alignment 2007
Vote percentage 2006 to 2007 (Top Six parties)
Swing 2006 to 2007 (Top Six parties)

Charts 2006

Results of the parliamentary elections:
Political alignment 2006
Vote percentage 2006(Top seven parties)
e • d  Regional results (in %) of the six parliamentary political parties or blocs in Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2006 and Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2007
Region PR BYuT OU / UO-PSD SPU CPU
2006 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007
Ukraine 32.1 34.4 22.3 30.7 14.0 14.2 5.7 2.9 3.7 5.4
Crimea 58.0 61.0 6.5 6.9 7.6 8.2 1.2 1.9 4.5 7.6
Vinnytsia Oblast 8.2 12.6 33.3 50.0 20.0 18.6 14.7 2.5 3.4 5.0
Volyn Oblast 4.5 6.7 43.9 57.6 20.7 20.0 4.1 1.9 2.2 2.7
Dnepropetrovsk Oblast 45.0 48.2 15.0 20.9 5.3 6.3 3.8 1.4 5.7 7.6
Donetsk Oblast 73.6 72.1 2.5 3.9 1.4 1.6 3.7 8.0 3.1 6.0
Zhytomyr Oblast 18.0 22.4 24.9 37.0 17.5 15.1 8.9 2.5 5.4 5.8
Zakarpattia Oblast 18.7 19.8 20.3 28.9 25.8 31.1 3.6 3.5 1.3 1.8
Zaporizhia Oblast 51.2 55.5 10.9 14.7 5.3 4.7 2.9 2.3 5.3 8.3
Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast 1.9 3.0 30.4 50.7 45.1 36.8 2.3 0.8 0.6 0.8
Kiev Oblast 9.9 13.0 44.5 53.4 11.6 15.1 10.2 2.1 2.3 2.9
Kirovohrad Oblast 20.1 27.0 30.1 37.6 8.7 11.7 9.7 2.8 6.1 6.4
Luhansk Oblast 74.3 73.5 3.7 5.0 2.0 1.7 1.2 1.2 4.4 8.4
Lviv Oblast 3.0 4.2 33.0 50.4 38.0 36.0 2.2 0.6 0.7 1.0
Mykolaiv Oblast 50.3 54.4 11.9 16.6 5.6 5.8 4.3 1.9 5.3 7.2
Odessa Oblast 47.5 52.2 9.9 13.7 6.4 6.5 6.3 7.2 3.2 6.2
Poltava Oblast 20.4 24.8 26.8 37.9 13.2 14.5 12.7 3.8 5.4 6.5
Rivne Oblast 7.2 10.4 31.3 51.0 25.5 20.8 6.5 2.1 1.9 2.4
Sumy Oblast 10.9 15.7 33.3 44.5 19.4 20.7 10.6 2.0 5.4 5.8
Ternopil Oblast 2.0 3.0 34.5 51.6 34.2 35.2 3.7 1.1 0.4 0.7
Kharkiv Oblast 51.7 49.6 12.7 16.4 5.9 8.1 2.8 2.6 4.6 8.3
Kherson Oblast 39.1 43.2 17.4 23.0 9.8 9.0 4.8 2.5 6.8 9.1
Khmelnytskyi Oblast 10.0 14.1 35.6 48.2 18.3 18.4 9.2 1.7 3.1 4.0
Cherkasy Oblast 10.7 15.5 38.3 47.0 12.2 15.3 13.4 4.3 4.4 4.9
Chernihiv Oblast 15.6 20.7 33.9 41.9 10.3 14.9 12.9 2.9 5.5 6.7
Chernivtsi Oblast 12.7 16.8 30.3 46.2 27.0 20.3 4.5 3.8 1.7 2.3
Kiev 11.8 15.0 39.2 46.2 15.8 15.8 5.5 1.6 3.0 4.6
Sevastopol 64.3 64.5 4.5 5.0 2.4 2.3 0.8 2.7 4.8 10.3
Source: Central Election Commission of Ukraine (Ukrainian)
e • d  Major Urban centre results (in %) of the six parliamentary political parties or blocs in Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2006 and Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2007
Major cities PR BYuT OU / UO-PSD SPU CPU
2006 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007
Ukraine 32.1 34.4 22.3 30.7 14.0 14.2 5.7 2.9 3.7 5.4
Vinnytsia 10.2 13.5 40.5 54.2 17.2 14.3 8.3 2.0 3.2 4.7
Dnipropetrovsk 41.1 43.7 16.3 22.8 6.2 6.8 3.4 1.6 4.2 7.2
Donetsk 72.6 76.0 2.7 4.5 1.8 2.0 1.0 1.3 2.9 6.8
Zhytomyr 21.2 24.5 31.2 40.0 12.9 11.5 6.1 2.1 5.1 5.8
Zaporizhia 44.2 50.6 14.6 19.1 6.6 5.5 2.5 1.4 5.0 8.6
Kirovohrad 18.9 26.8 39.6 42.2 7.5 8.9 5.2 2.2 5.0 5.8
Kryvyi Rih 47.3 48.8 14.2 19.9 5.8 5.8 2.9 0.9 8.3 9.2
Luhansk 70.5 67.8 5.5 7.1 2.0 2.0 0.9 1.1 3.4 8.7
L'viv 6.5 8.4 27.7 43.6 34.4 34.1 3.0 0.9 1.5 2.4
Makiivka 80.6 82.6 1.6 3.1 1.0 1.1 0.5 0.6 1.8 4.8
Mariupol 56.4 42.6 1.9 3.1 1.7 1.6 18.4 42.4 3.5 4.1
Mykolaiv 55.1 59.4 10.2 13.8 4.5 4.4 1.6 1.2 3.5 6.8
Odessa 44.2 52.7 13.0 15.5 6.9 6.3 4.8 3.4 2.5 7.2
Poltava 25.6 26.8 33.1 41.1 11.4 10.5 4.9 1.9 4.4 6.3
Rivne 10.1 12.5 32.2 48.2 19.8 20.6 8.0 1.9 2.7 3.4
Simferopol 56.0 59.0 6.5 6.9 5.2 5.8 0.9 1.1 5.2 9.2
Sumy 6.9 10.8 46.7 55.8 20.9 18.1 4.1 1.2 3.4 3.7
Kharkov 49.5 45.7 14.7 18.9 6.9 8.1 1.7 2.4 3.8 8.6
Chernihiv 23.5 28.5 31.9 36.1 7.5 10.1 8.0 2.8 7.5 7.0
Chernivtsi 15.6 19.8 34.9 45.8 18.7 16.8 3.7 1.6 2.3 3.6
Source: Central Election Commission of Ukraine (Ukrainian)

2006 parliamentary election

e • d  Summary of the 26 March 2006 Supreme Council of Ukraine final election results
Parties and blocs
(parties and blocs with at least 0.3% of the votes nationwide)
Votes % Seats
Party of Regions (Партія регіонів) 8,148,745 32.14 186
Bloc Yuliya Tymoshenko (Блок Юлії Тимошенко) 5,652,876 22.29 129
Bloc Our Ukraine (Блок Наша Україна) 3,539,140 13.95 81
Socialist Party of Ukraine (Соціалістична партія України) 1,444,224 5.69 33
Communist Party of Ukraine (Комуністична партія України) 929,591 3.66 21
People's Opposition Bloc of Natalia Vitrenko (Блок Наталії Вітренко Народна Опозиція) 743,704 2.93 0
Lytvyn's People's Bloc (Народний блок Литвина ) 619,905 2.44 0
Ukrainian National Bloc of Kostenko and Plyushch (Український Народний Блок Костенка і Плюща) 476,155 1.87 0
Viche (Віче) 441,912 1.74 0
"Civil Political Bloc Pora-Reforms and Order Party" (Блок Пора-Партія Реформи і Порядок) 373,478 1.47 0
Opposition Bloc "Ne Tak" (Опозиційний Блок "Не Так") 257,106 1.01 0
Party "Renaissance" (Партія "Відродження") 245,188 0.96 0
Bloc of Yuriy Karamazin (Блок ЮРІЯ КАРМАЗІНА) 165,881 0.65 0
Party of Greens of Ukraine (Партія Зелених України) 137,858 0.54 0
National Democratic Party of Ukraine (Блок НДП) 126,586 0.49 0
Party of Environmental Protection "EKO+25%" (Політична партія "Партія екологічного порятунку "ЕКО+25%") 120,238 0.47 0
Ukrainian party "Green Planet" (Українська партія "Зелена планета") 96,734 0.38 0
All-Ukrainian Union "Freedom" (Всеукраїнське об’єднання "Свобода") 91,321 0.36 0
Peasant Party of Ukraine (Селянська партія України) 79,160 0.31 0
Lazarenko Bloc ("Блок Лазаренкo") 76,950 0.30 0
Others remaining (below 0.30%) 645,383 2.58 0
Against all 449,650 1.77 -
Invalid ballot papers 490,595 1.93 -
Total 25,352,380 100 450
Source: Central Election Commission of Ukraine (English)

Electoral maps

Maps showing the top six parties support - percentage of total national vote (minimal text)
Party of Regions results (32.14%)
Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko results (22.29%
Our Ukraine results (13.95%)
Communist Party of Ukraine results (3.66%)
Bloc Lytvyn Party results (2.44%)
Socialist Party of Ukraine results (5.69%)


2004 presidential election

e • d  Summary of the October 31, November 21 and December 26, 2004 Ukraine presidential election results
Candidates — nominating parties Votes first round 21-Oct-04  % Votes run-off 21-Nov-04  % Votes rerun 26-Dec-04  %
Viktor Yushchenko — Self-nomination 11,188,675 39.90 14,222,289 46.61 15,115,712 51.99
Viktor YanukovychParty of Regions 11,008,731 39.26 15,093,691 49.46 12,848,528 44.20
Oleksandr MorozSocialist Party of Ukraine 1,632,098 5.82
Petro SymonenkoCommunist Party of Ukraine 1,396,135 4.97
Nataliya VitrenkoProgressive Socialist Party of Ukraine 429,794 1.53
Source: Central Election Commission of Ukraine. On December 3, the Supreme Court of Ukraine declared the results of the November 21, 2004 run-off election to be invalid. The listed re-run was conducted on December 26, 2004 following the peaceful Orange Revolution.

Electoral Maps

Maps showing the top three Candidates support - percentage of total national vote
Viktor Yushchenko (First round)
Viktor Yushchenko (Second round)
Viktor Yushchenko (Final round)
Viktor Yanukovych (First round)
Viktor Yanukovych (Second round)
Viktor Yanukovych (Final round)
Olexandr Moroz (First round) -


2002 parliamentary election

e • d  Summary of the 31 March 2002 Ukrainian Supreme Council election results
Parties and alliances Votes % Seats
Viktor Yushchenko Bloc Our Ukraine (Blok Viktora Juščenka "Naša Ukraïna") 23.6 112
Communist Party of Ukraine (Komunistyčna partija Ukraïny) 20.0 66
For United Ukraine (Za jedynu Ukraïnu) 11.8 102
Electoral Bloc Yuliya Tymoshenko (Vyborčyj Blok Juliï Tymošenko) 7.2 21
Socialist Party of Ukraine (Socialistyčna partija Ukraïny) 6.9 24
United Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (Social-demokratyčna partija Ukraïny [ob`jednana]) 6.3 24
Nataliya Vitrenko Bloc (Blok Nataliï Vitrenko) 3.2 -
Women for the Future (Žinky za majbutnje) 2.1 -
Team of Winter Generation (Komanda ozimoho pokolinnja) 2.0 -
Communist Party of Ukraine (renewed) (Komunistyčna partija Ukraïny - onovlena) 1.4 -
Party of Greens of Ukraine (Partija Zelenych Ukraïny) 1.3 -
"Apple" (Jabluko) 1.2 -
Unity (Jednist')
  • Social Democratic Union (Social-demokratyčnyj sojuz)
  • Young Ukraine (Moloda Ukraïna)
  • Ukrainian Party of Justice - Union of Veterans, Invalids, Chornobyl Survivors, Afghanistan Veterans (Ukraïnska partija spravedlyvosti - sojuz veteraniv, invalydiv, čornobyl'civ, afhanciv)
1.1 4
DPU-DS 1.2 -
Non-partisans 95
Total (turnout 69.4 %)   450
Source: Central Election Commission of Ukraine and Brama

1999 presidential election

1998 parliamentary election

e • d  Summary of the 29 March 1998 Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada election results
Parties and blocks
(30 parties and blocks participated in the election; 8 of them passed the required 4% barrier)
Popular vote Proportional seats Individual seats Total seats
Communist Party of Ukraine 24.7% 84 37 121
People's Movement of Ukraine (Rukh) 9.4% 32 14 46
Socialist Party of Ukraine/Peasants' Party of Ukraine bloc 8.6% 29 5* 34
Party of Greens of Ukraine 5.3% 19 0 19
People's Democratic Party of Ukraine 5.0% 17 11 28
Hromada 4.7% 16 8 24
Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine 4.0% 14 2 16
Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (united) 4.0% 14 3 17
Other Parties/Not affiliated - - 140 140
Total 225 220 445
Source: Central Election Commission of Ukraine
* - one deputy was elected from the Socialst party, not the bloc and therefore acconted as not affiliated

1994 presidential election

1991 presidential election

Mayoral Election

Kiev

2008

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