Election Resources on the Internet:
Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine
by Manuel Álvarez-Rivera

Ukraine will hold an early presidential election on Sunday, May 25, 2014, following the impeachment of President Viktor Yanukovych by the country's unicameral Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada or Supreme Council last February 22. Political developments from 1991 to 2010 are reviewed in Ukraine holds an early parliamentary election and Ukraine's 2010 presidential election: another power struggle to follow?, both published on Global Economy Matters.

National- and regional-level results are available here for the following presidential and legislative elections:

      October 28, 2012                Supreme Council      
      January 17-February 7, 2010       President               
      September 30, 2007                Supreme Council      
      March 26, 2006                Supreme Council      
      December 26, 2004       President               

The election statistics presented in this space come from results published by Ukraine's Central Election Commission. Please note that the 2012 legislative election was held under an electoral system in which half the Supreme Council's seats were filled in single-member districts, and the other half by proportional representation (PR) - unlike in 2006 and 2007, when all the members of the Supreme Council were chosen by PR. It must be noted as well that a report issued on January 2013 by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE/ODIHR) - which deployed an Election Observation Mission for the 2012 Supreme Council election - concluded that the event was characterized by the lack of a level playing field, further noting that the election was marked by the abuse of state resources, lack of transparency of campaign and party financing and the lack of balanced media coverage.

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