March 31, 2019 Confirmed



Election for President

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At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of Ukraine

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Petro POROSHENKO
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Volodymyr GROYSMAN
  • Assembly: Ukraine has a unicameral Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada) with 450 seats. Twenty-seven seats remain vacant as no elections have been held in the non-government controlled areas of the Donestk and Lahansk regions and Russia-occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by an absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a five-year term. If no candidate receives an absolute majority of votes in the first round, the top two candidates go to a second round.

Main candidates in this presidential race:*

    • Party: Independent
    • Party: Political Party “All-Ukrainian Union “Fatherland” / Політична партія “Всеукраїнське об'єднання "Батьківщина"
  • Volodymyr ZELENSKIY
    • Party: Political party “Servant of the People” / Політична партія “Слуга народу”
  • Anatoly HRYTSENKO
    • Party: Political party “Civil Position” / Політична партія “Громадянська позиція”
  • Yuriy BOYKO
    • Party: Independent
  • Oleg LIASHKO
    • Party: Political Party “Oleh Liashko’s Radical Party” / Політична партія “Радикальна Партія Олега Ляшка”
  • Oleksandr Vilkul
    • Party: Political Party “Opposition Bloc – the Party of Peace and Development” / політична партія “Опозиційний блок – партія миру та розвитку”
  • Anridy Sadovyi
    • Party: Political Party “Self Reliance Union” / Політична партія “Об'єднання “Самопоміч”
  • Olexandr Shevchenko
    • Party: Political Party “Ukrainian Association of Patriots - UKROP” / Політична партія “Українське об'єднання патріотів – УКРОП”
    • Party: Political Party “All-Ukrainian Union “Svoboda” / Політична партія “Всеукраїнське об’єднання «Свобода»
  • Yevgeniy MURAYEV
    • Party: Political party “Ours” / Політична партія “Наші”
  • Serhiy TARUTA
    • Party: Political Party “Foundation” / Політична партія “Основа”

* There are 44 candidates registered for this election. A full list is available here.

Population and Voter Registration:

  • Population: 42,216,800 (January 2018 – does not include NGC areas)
  • Registered Voters: 35,582,184 (January 31, 2019)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 22,658,600 (January 2018)
  • 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 (4 out of 44)
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 47 (10.4%)
  • 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)