Ukraine

Parliament

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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)
21 Jul 2019
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature
20 May 2019
Timing of election
Early elections
Expected date of next elections
31 Jul 2024
Number of seats at stake
424
Scope of elections
Full renewal

Candidates

Number of parties contesting the election
22
Total number of candidates
5,830
Number of male candidates
4,516
Number of female candidates
1,314
Percentage of women candidates
22.5%

Results

About 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
10
Percentage of parties winning seats
45.5%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition
59.9%
Alternation of power after elections
Yes

Parties or coalitions winning seats

Parties or coalitions winning seats
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
20.5%
Women Directly Elected
87
Sources

Parliament (28.08.2019)

Elections to the Parliament of Ukraine July 21, 2019. Analytical report

AP

BBC Monitoring

BBC

OSCE

euronews

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kyivpost.com

New legislature

Total number of men after the election
337
Total number of women after the election
87
Percentage of women after the election
20.5%
First-term parliamentarians
No information available
Percentage of first-term parliamentarians
No information available
Date of the first session
29 Aug 2019

First Speaker of the new legislature

Personal details for the first Speaker of the new legislature
Dmytro Razumkov (Male)
Date of birth: 1983
Political party
Servant of the People
Date of election
29 Aug 2019

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No