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IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #96 (October 19 – November 1, 2019)

The New CEC Gets to Work. On October 22, the newly appointed Central Election Commission (CEC) divided areas of responsibility among its members. The Chairman of the CEC, Oleh Didenko, will monitor the activities of the commission, its Secretariat and the Office of the State Register of Voters and be responsible for budget. He is in […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #94 (September 23 – October 4, 2019)

Parliament Appoints 17 New CEC Members. On October 4, the Verkhovna Rada voted to appoint a new Central Election Commission based on a petition from the President. The 17 candidacies were voted on one by one and supported by all parliamentary fractions. They replace the previous Commission which was dismissed on September 13. Before the vote, Batkivshchyna faction […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #93 (September 9 – 20, 2019)

Rada Supports President’s Petition to Dismiss CEC. On September 13, the Verkhovna Rada voted to dismiss all members of the Central Election Commission (CEC) based on a petition from the President. The parliamentary resolution was supported by 341 MPs – primarily from the Servant of the People, Opposition Platform – For Life and Batkivshchyna parliamentary factions as well […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #92 (August 26 – September 6, 2019)

The Verkhovna Rada Begins Work. On August 29, the Ninth Convocation of the Verkhovna Rada conducted its inaugural session. Following July’s elections, 422 lawmakers were sworn in. Newly-elected Member of Parliament Serhii Rudyk – not formally affiliated with a political party – did not take an oath. The Supreme Court ordered the Central Election Commission (CEC) to […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #91 (August 12 – 23, 2019)

CEC Publishes Final Election Results; First Verkhovna Rada Meeting Scheduled for August 29. On August 16, the Central Election Commission (CEC) published the final election result for Verkhovna Rada single-member constituency number 210 in the Chernihiv oblast. This completes CEC reporting for the July 2019 Rada elections. Election results for the nationwide election constituency, in which 225 seats […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #90 (July 27 – August 11, 2019)

CEC Reports Final Results of July 21 Parliamentary Elections. The final results from the July 21 parliamentary election provide the Servant of the People political party with a comfortable majority in the new parliament with 254 MPs. These final results include both the national proportional constituency and the single member constituencies (SMC) of the July parliamentary […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #89 (July 6 – July 26, 2019)

Preliminary Verkhovna Rada Election Results. On July 21, Ukrainians went to the polls to cast their ballots in early Verkhovna Rada elections. The Central Election Commission (CEC) reported voter turnout of 49.84 percent after polls closed, based on preliminary reports received shortly after 8:00 p.m. from all 199 District Election Commissions and from most of the 102 polling […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #88 (June 22 – July 5, 2019)

Preparing for Parliamentary Elections. According to its website, the CEC has so far registered 5,978 candidates to participate in the early Verkhovna Rada elections later this month. The newspaper Holos Ukrayiny published the party lists of candidates representing 22 political parties contesting the nationwide constituency through a closed list proportional system where citizens vote for political parties. The candidates […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #87 (June 8 – June 21, 2019)

Constitutional Court Delivers Decision on Constitutionality of President’s Decree Dissolving Verkhovna Rada. Early Parliamentary Elections Set for July 21. On June 20, the Constitutional Court ruled the Presidential decree calling for early parliamentary elections to be constitutional. Preparations for the Verkhovna Rada vote next month will continue. The long-awaited decision is the result of a petition filed by […]

IFES Ukraine Election Bulletin #86 (May 25 – June 7, 2019)

CEC Establishes DECs for Parliamentary Elections. On May 31, the Central Election Commission (CEC) established 199 District Election Commissions (DECs) to administer the July 21 Verkhovna Rada elections. On June 5, Civil Network OPORA released an analysis of the DEC formation after the CEC formed the commissions based on proposals from political parties. Parties with a parliamentary faction in the […]