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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
26.10.2014
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
25.08.2014
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.10.2019
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
423
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
6,436
Notes
Number of seats at stake:Elections were not held in 15 constituencies of Donetsk and Luhansk and 12 single-seat constituencies in Crimea and Sevastopol. Number of candidates: 3,114 for the proportional representation system and 3,322 candidates for the majority system.
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
Yes
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
29

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
34,670,814
Votes Number of people who actually voted
18,174,440
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
52.42%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Pro-European parties won the elections, taking 288 seats in the 450 member parliament (see note). The Petro Poroshenko bloc of President Petro Poroshenko came in first with 132 seats. The People's Front of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk followed with 82 seats. Lviv mayor Andriy Sadovyi's Self Reliance party (Samopomich), the Radical Party of Mr. Oleh Lyashko and the Fatherland party of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko took 33, 22 and 19 seats respectively. Mr. Yuriy Boyko's Opposition Bloc, which comprises members of former President Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions, took 29 seats, becoming the sole party in parliament with a close tie to the Russian Federation. The Communist Party failed to win parliamentary representation for the first time since Ukraine's independence in 1991. The elections followed the Revolution of Dignity, which toppled President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014. Subsequent presidential elections in May elected Mr. Poroshenko. The latter promised closer ties with European Union (EU), and signed an association agreement with the European Union in late June. However in July, the coalition government led by Prime Minister Yatsenyuk collapsed after two parties withdrew, calling for early parliamentary elections. The 2014 parliamentary elections were held against the backdrop of crisis related to the situation in Crimea (which had been annexed by the Russian Federation) and in Donbas region (where separatist forces had set up two self-proclaimed pro-Russian states). During the election campaign, the President urged citizens to vote for a "united, indivisible and European Ukraine". The Petro Poroshenko bloc promised to continue its "Strategy 2020" to achieve membership of the EU by 2020 through economic recovery, job creation, decent wages and pensions and successful private enterprise. The Samopomich promised to bring about a new era of responsible government and an end to corruption and nepotism. President Poroshenko called for a political settlement in the Donbas region while also promising to strengthen the army. Prime Minister Yatsenyuk's People's Front promised to work for a "strong, independent Ukraine" to defend itself against the "foreign enemy" and to carry out the comprehensive reforms needed to achieve European social standards. The Radical Party pledged to put an end to separatism. It also promised to achieve a "society of equal opportunities and universal well-being" through economic recovery, especially in the agriculture sector. The leader of Fatherland party, Ms. Tymoshenko - who had been released from prison after the Revolution of Dignity - insisted that Ukraine should join NATO, and promised to boost the defence industry so as to prevent Russia from "dismembering Ukraine". The Opposition Bloc pledged to "preserve Ukraine, protect its citizens, and restore peace on its land". Note: Due to the situation on the ground, elections could not be held in 15 constituencies in Donetsk and Luhansk in the Donbas region, and 12 single-seat constituencies in Crimea and Sevastopol.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
11
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
37.93%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
34.75%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Not applicable
Note on the alternation of power
The composition of the government changed between elections.
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Petro Poroshenko bloc, People's Front, Samopomich (Self Reliance), Radical Party, All-Ukrainian Union Batkivshchyna (Fatherland party)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Petro Poroshenko bloc 147
People's Front 83
Opposition Bloc 40
Independent 38
Samopomich (Self Reliance) 32
Radical Party 22
Group "People's Will" 20
Group "Economic Development" 19
All-Ukrainian Union "Batkivshchyna" (Fatherland party) 19
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
371
Number of women elected
49
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
11.58%
Other notes
Note on the distribution of seats according to political parties: The numbers of seats won by each party mentioned in the text above is based on the election results. After the elections, many independent candidates-elect joined other parties. The distribution of seats above refers to the number of seats each parliamentary faction/group held at the first sitting of the legislature, held on 27 November 2014.
Sources
Parliament (01.12.2014, 03.12.2014, 01.01.2015, 11.08.2015, 03.06.2016, 01.01.2017) International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Women Directly Elected
49

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
371
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
49
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
249
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
27.11.2014
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Volodymyr Groisman (Male)
Political party
Petro Poroshenko bloc
Date of election
27.11.2014