Ukraine

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Parliament

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.
21.07.2019
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
20.05.2019
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.
31.07.2024
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.
424
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".
5,830
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
4,516
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
1,314
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
22.54%
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.
22

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The Servant of the People – de facto led by President Volodymyr Zelensky – won 254 seats in the 450-member parliament (see note 1), thereby becoming the first party to secure the majority since Ukraine gained independence in 1991. Pro-Russian Opposition Platform – For Life (see note 2) came in a distant second with 43 seats. Three other parties took more than 20 seats: Former Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko's Fatherland, former President Petro Poroshenko's European Solidarity and rock singer Vyacheslav Vakarchuk's Voice (Holos). The 2019 elections saw a high turnover: over 323 candidates were elected to Parliament for the first time. The percentage of women nearly doubled from 11.6% in 2014 to 20%. On 29 August, Parliament elected Mr. Dmytro Razumkov, leader of the Servant of the People, as its new Speaker. It also approved Mr. Oleksiy Honcharuk from the same party as the new Prime Minister. At 35, he is the youngest Prime Minister in the history of Ukraine. The 2019 elections were the first to be held under President Zelensky, who had defeated the then President Poroshenko in the run-off presidential elections held in April 2019, promising reforms and the tackling of corruption. On 20 May, the 41-year-old President was sworn in, promising an end to the war in the east of the country. He demanded Parliament to dismiss key officials including the Defense Minister, the head of the Security Service, and the Prosecutor General. Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman of the Petro Poroshenko bloc, the largest party in the outgoing Parliament, announced his resignation in protest, inviting President Zelenskiy to take full responsibility for the country. On 21 May, the President dissolved Parliament and called a snap election for July. However, the outgoing Parliament continued to hold sessions. On 30 May, it voted to reject the Prime Minister’s resignation. Although some MPs appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the snap elections, on 20 June, the Court validated the presidential decree, paving the way for snap elections to be held in July (instead of October). During election campaigning, the Servant of the People pledged "radical changes", promising "cleansed, renewed and responsible" people in power. Note 1: Elections were not held in the war-torn Donbas region (in Donetsk and Luhansk) and in Crimea, annexed by the Russian Federation in 2014. Note 2: The party is co-led by Mr. Yuriy Boyko, Mr. Vadim Rabinovich and Mr. Viktor Medvedchuk. Mr. Boyko had led the Opposition Bloc, which came third in the 2014 elections.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
10
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.
45.45%
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.
59.91%
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.
Yes
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total Proportional Majority
Servant of the People 254 124 130
Opposition Platform - For Life 43 37 6
Fatherland 26 24 2
European Solidarity 25 23 2
Voice (Holos) 20 17 3
Opposition Bloc 6 0 6
Svoboda 1 0 1
Samopomich 1 0 1
United Center 1 0 1
Bila Tserkva Together 1 0 1
Independents 46 0 46
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
337
Number of women elected
87
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.
20.52%
Sources
Parliament (28.08.2019) Elections to the Parliament of Ukraine July 21, 2019. Analytical report AP BBC Monitoring BBC OSCE euronews rferl.org ABOUT DW DW.COM kyivpost.com
Women Directly Elected
87

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.
337
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.
87
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.
29.08.2019
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.
Dmytro Razumkov (Male)
Political party
Servant of the People
Date of election
29.08.2019