ElectionGudie

April 21, 2019 Confirmed

Ukraine

Ukraine

Referendum

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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:*

  • Petro POROSHENKO
    • Party: Independent
  • Volodymyr ZELENSKIY
    • Party: Political party “Servant of the People” / Політична партія “Слуга народу”

* This is the second round of this presidential election. The first round results are available here

Population and Voter Registration:

  • Population: 29,622,527
  • 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)