July 21, 2019 Held



Election for Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Supreme Council)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:17,490,811
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Servant of the People (Слуга народу) 254 - 6,307,097


Independents (Independents) 46

Opposition Platform – For Life (Опозиційна платформа — За життя) 43 - 1,908,087


All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" (All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland") 26 - 1,196,256


European Solidarity (Європейська солідарність) 25 - 1,184,515


Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko (Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko) 22 - - 586,294


Voice (Голос) 20 - 851,669


Opposition Bloc (Opposition Bloc) 6 - 443,200


Strength and Honor (Сила і Честь) - - 558,674

Election Results Modified: Aug 06, 2019

General Information

At Stake in this Election:      

  • The 450 seats in Ukraine’s Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada)*
  • Originally scheduled to be held at the end of October, these elections were brought forward after newly inaugurated President Volodymyr Zelensky dissolved parliament on 21 May 2019, during his inauguration[1].

*Only 424 seats will be filled as the remaining 26 are reserved for the contested region of Crimea, as well as a few other districts.

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Volodymyr Zelenskiy
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman
  • Assembly: Ukraine has a unicameral Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada) with 450 seats.

Electoral System:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve up to two five-year terms.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • The Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada) uses a parallel system where 225 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms, and 225 members are elected by majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms[2].*

* There is a 5% threshold for the nationwide, proportional representation contest. Before 2011, Ukraine elected all 450 members through closed list proportional representation in a single nationwide constituency. As recently as August 2014, some MP’s introduced bills to revert back to the 2006-2007 election model. However, the bills were never brought to a vote.

Main Parties in this Election:

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 43,795,000 (2019 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 29,622,527 (March 2019)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 23,543,000 (2019 est.)
  • Is Ukraine a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)
  • Has Ukraine ratified CEDAW: Yes (12 March 1981)
  • Gender Quota: Yes, 30% of women on the lists in the parliamentary and local elections (quotas are non-binding – failure to comply does not result in any sanctions)
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians (pre-election): 49 (11.6%)
  • Human Development Index Position: 88 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2019)

Disability Data:

  • Is Ukraine a signatory to CRPD: Yes (24 September 2008)
  • Has Ukraine ratified CRPD: Yes (4 February 2010)
  • Population with a disability: 2,635,600 (January 2018)

[1] https://www.rferl.org/a/ukrainian-constitutional-court-oks-parliament-s-dissolution-early-poll/30010735.html

[2] https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/en/4061-17

[3] Formerly called Petro Poroshenko Bloc.

Election Modified: Aug 02, 2023

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