Ukrainian Parliamentary Election 2019 Voting Live

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

1. Ukrainian Parliamentary Election will be held on 21 July 2019.

2. Central Election Committee registers seven parties to run during the parliamentary election in Ukraine.

3. Tymoshenko speaks of her premieral ambitions.

The Electoral system of Ukraine

Candidates had until 20 June to submit documents to the Central Election Commission of Ukraine to register as candidates for the position of deputy of the Verkhovna Rada. On 25 June 2019, the Central Election Commission ended its registration process. It registered 5,845 candidates for the elections: 3,171 candidates in the single-member constituencies and 2,674 candidates in the single nationwide constituency with 22 parties.

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 election results 2019

Party Votes %
Servant of the People 2,705,430 42.12
Opposition Platform — For Life 818,756 12.69
European Solidarity 315,251 8.70
Fatherland 297,146 8.20
Voice 232,235 6.41
Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko 144,582 3.99
Strength and Honor 134,835 3.72
Opposition Bloc 117,429 3.24
Freedom 147,413 2.34
Party of Shariy 80,522 2.22
Ukrainian Strategy of Groysman 79,180 2.18
Civil Position 39,177 1.08
Self Reliance 25,878 0.71
Party of Greens of Ukraine 24,457 0.67
Agrarian Party 17,139 0.47
Movement of New Forces 17,124 0.47
Power of People 7,198 0.19
Power of Law 5,093 0.14
Social Justice 4,565 0.12
Patriot 4,107 0.11
Independence 2,127 0.05
Torch 2,106 0.05
Total valid votes   100


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)