Ukrainian Parliamentary Election 2019 Voting Live

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Ukrainian Parliamentary Election 2019 Voting Live

Ukrainian Parliamentary Election 2019 Voting Live

Ukrainian Parliamentary Election Date: 21 July 2019 

Snap elections to the Ukrainian parliament are set to be held on 21 July 2019. Originally scheduled to be held at the end of October, these elections were brought forward after newly inaugurated President Volodymyr Zelensky dissolved parliament early, despite claims that he did not have the legal grounds to do this. The elections may still take place in October if the Constitutional Court of Ukraine rules in favour of a lawsuit that calls Zelensky's decree (calling early elections) illegal; the ruling must be announced before 29 June. Due to the short period of time available to organize the election, current Ukrainian public procurement laws were not followed and to bypass this, local election commissions will work under deferred payment.

Under current election laws, 225 members of the Verkhovna Rada are elected by nationwide closed party-list proportional representation with 5% electoral election threshold and the other 225 seats elected in constituencies with a first-past-the-post electoral system in one round (candidate with the highest vote total wins).

Due to the March 2014 annexation of Crimea by Russia and the occupation of parts of Donetsk Oblast and Luhansk Oblast by separatists (since April 2014), only 424 seats in Verkhovna Rada can currently be elected under current laws and roughly 12 per cent of voting-age citizens cannot participate in the elections.

As of 17 June 2019, the Central Election Commission has registered 461 candidates for the elections as well as the party list of Civil Position.

Ukrainian Parliamentary Election Voting Live 2019

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The Electoral system of Ukraine

The Verkhovna Rada has 450 members, under current election laws they are elected to a five-year term in parallel voting, with 225 members elected in single-member constituencies using FPTP system and 225 members elected by proportional representation (closed list) in a single nationwide constituency using the largest remainder method with 5% threshold. In the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election voting was organized only in 198 single-member constituencies. Voters living in constituencies in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol (which were annexed by Russia in 2014) or in uncontrolled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts (regions) are unlikely to be able to take part in the election. This means roughly 12 per cent of Ukrainian voters cannot participate in the elections.

Until 20 June candidates can submit their documents at the Central Election Commission of Ukraine for registration as a candidate for deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Since 2014, various politicians have proposed to reform the electoral system to 100% party-list proportional representation with open lists. President Zelensky is the main proponent. The proposal is opposed by Yulia Tymoshenko. A vote on the proposal (authored by the president) was supposed to take place on 22 May 2019, but members of parliament voted against including it in the agenda.

Ukraine Party & Candidates 

Name of the Party Name of the Candidate
European Solidarity Petro Poroshenko
People's Front Arseniy Yatsenyuk
Opposition Bloc — Party of Peace and Development Borys Kolesnikov
Self Reliance Andriy Sadovyi
Radical Party Oleh Lyashko
Fatherland Yulia Tymoshenko
Freedom Oleh Tyahnybok
Servant of the People Dmytro Razumkov
Opposition Platform — For life Vadim Rabinovich

Ukraine past election results 

Candidate Party Votes %
Petro Poroshenko Independent 9,857,308 54.70
Yulia Tymoshenko All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" 2,310,050 12.81
Oleh Lyashko Radical Party 1,500,377 8.32
Anatoliy Hrytsenko Civil Position 989,029 5.48
Serhiy Tihipko Independent 943,430 5.23
Mykhailo Dobkin Party of Regions 546,138 3.03
Vadim Rabinovich Independent 406,301 2.25
Olga Bogomolets Independent 345,384 1.91
Petro Symonenko Communist Party of Ukraine 272,723 1.51
Oleh Tyahnybok All-Ukrainian Union "Svoboda" 210,476 1.16
Dmytro Yarosh Right Sector 127,772 0.70
Andriy Hrynenko Independent 73,277 0.40
Valeriy Konovalyuk Independent 69,572 0.38
Yuriy Boyko Independent 35,928 0.19
Mykola Malomuzh Independent 23,771 0.13
Renat Kuzmin Independent 18,689 0.10
Vasyl Kuybida People's Movement of Ukraine 12,391 0.06
Oleksandr Klymenko Ukrainian People's Party 10,542 0.05
Vasyl Tsushko Independent 10,434 0.05
Volodymyr Saranov Independent 6,232 0.03
Zoryan Shkiryak Independent 5,021 0.02
Invalid/blank votes 244,659 1.35
Total 18,019,504 100
Registered voters/turnout 29,625,200 (without FED)
60.19 (without FED)

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