IFES

Oct. 31, 2004 Held

Ukraine

Ukraine

Election for President

Results

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:29,068,309
Valid Votes:27,963,539
Invalid Votes:1,104,770

Candidates:

Viktor YUSHCHENKO11,125,395

41.96

Viktor YANUKOVICH10,969,579

41.37

Oleksandr MOROZ1,621,154

6.11

Petro SYMONENKO1,388,045

5.24

Other Candidates484,369

1.84

Natalya VITRENKO426,897

1.61

Anatolij K. KINAKH260,890

0.932964886883595

Alexander M. JAKOVENKO218,214

0.780351871771309

Alexander RZHAVSKY10,664

0.03813537335170631

Alexander BAZILYUK8,917

0.031887952379704154

More Info:

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 Viktor YANUKOVYCH
  • 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 Third Round of the Presidential race:

  • Viktor YANUKOVICH
    • Party: Regions of Ukraine
  • Viktor YUSHCHENKO
    • Party: Our Ukraine

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Viktor YANUKOVICH
    • Party: Regions of Ukraine
  • Viktor YUSHCHENKO
    • Party: Our Ukraine

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Viktor YUSHCHENKO
    • Party: Our Ukraine
  • Viktor YANUKOVICH
    • Party: Regions of Ukraine
  • Oleksandr MOROZ
    • Party: Socialist Party of Ukraine (SPU)
  • Petro SYMONENKO
    • Party: Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU)
  • Natalya VITRENKO
    • Party: Progressive Socialist Party
  • Anatolij K. KINAKH
    • Party: Party of Industrials and Entrepeneurs of Ukraine
  • Alexander M. JAKOVENKO
    • Party: Communist Party of Workers and Peasants
  • Alexander RZHAVSKY
    • Party: United Family Party
  • Alexander BAZILYUK
    • Party: (Slavic Party)
  • Other Candidates
    • Party: N/A

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on October 31 and November 14, 1999. In this election, Leonid D. KUCHMA became president by winning 57.7% of the votes in the second round, while Petro SYMONENKO secured 38.8% of the votes.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 47,451,600 (2004)
  • Registered Voters: 37,613,022 (2004)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 25,428,511 (2004)

·         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: 24 (following the 2002 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: 7,117,740 (est.)