• Independent since: 24 August 1991

  • OSCE membership since 30 January 1992

  • CoE membership since 9 November 1995

  • Constitution: adopted on 28 June 1996 (2004 amendments canceled by the Constitutional Court in 2010, return to 2004 amendments in 2014)

  • Form of government: Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic

  • Population: 44,291,413(2014 est.)

  • Registered voters: 34,670,814 (December 2014)


  • Head of state: president, 5 years term, direct elections, two-round system, absolute majority vote,

Since 7 June 2014 - Petro Poroshenko;

  • Head of government: prime minister, appointed by the president with a consent of the parliament (Verkovna Rada); 5 years term

Arseniy Yatsenyuk– since 27 February 2014

  • Assembly: unicameral

Supreme Council (Verkhovna Rada), 450 deputies, 5 years term; mixed electoral system: 225 members are elected in a single nationwide district through proportional system and 225 members are elected in single member districts


  • Threshold: 5 % in proportional elections

  • Electoral blocks not permitted

  • Web-camera system in the precincts


Committee of Voters of Ukraine


Committee of Voters of Ukraine (CVU) is an independent NGO, non-affiliated with political parties and election blocs. In its activities, the CVU relies upon principles of voluntarily, member equality, self-governance, lawfulness and openness. The Committee of Voters of Ukraine was registered by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on December 28, 1994.




Committee of Voters of Ukraine

Ukraine, 04071, Kyiv-071, P/O 56

Tel/Fax: +380 44 425 21 66, +380 44 425 23 01



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Civil Network OPORA


Civil Network OPORA is a non-governmental, non-partisan and financially independent all-Ukrainian network of civic activists working on local and national issues.  Our network includes individuals and organizations, student groups, community leaders and housing organizations.  Our members make up a variety of political viewpoints, but we all agree on changingUkrainefor laws and programs in the citizen’s interests.




Civil Network Opora

10/10 Pidvysotskogo str., apt. 3

Ukraine, Kyiv

tel.: +38 44 286 26 70



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Presidential election 2019

Parliamentary election 2019

Local election 25 October 2015


Electoral legislation of Ukraine


Law on Presidential Election, adopted in December 2010

dewnload here: PDF (UA) (source: Central Election Commission of Ukraine)


Law on Parliamentary Election, adopted in November 2011

download here: PDF (UA) (source: CEC of Ukraine)  |  PDF (EN) (source: International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Ukraine).




See here for news and reports of the EPDE members on the upcoming elections in Ukraine


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OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

access here


International Foundation for Electoral Systems

access here


Venice Commission of the Council of Europe (documents)

access here


Democracy Reporting International 

access here


IDEA Voter Turnout Data for Ukraine 

access here