|Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada|
|Assumed office |
8 October 2021
|Preceded by||Dmytro Razumkov|
|First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada|
29 August 2019 – 8 October 2021
|Preceded by||Iryna Herashchenko|
|Succeeded by||Oleksandr Kornienko|
|Representative of the President to the Verkhovna Rada|
21 May 2019 – 7 October 2021
|Preceded by||Iryna Lutsenko|
Ruslan Oleksiyovych Stefanchuk
29 October 1975
Ternopil, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||Servant of the People|
|Education||Khmelnytskyi Institute of Regional Administration and Law [uk]|
Khmelnytskyi National University
Stefanchuk was touted as the ideologue of Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s election campaign in the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election. He was elected to the Ukrainian parliament as a member of the Servant of the People party (placed 2nd on the party list) in the 2019 Ukrainian parliamentary election.
On the morning of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Stefanchuk was rushed to the Mariinskyi Palace, amid reports of Assassination attempts on Volodymyr Zelenskyy, as his role meant he would have to take command of the country had the president been killed.
First Deputy Chief Editor of the Law Magazine "Law of Ukraine".
Stefanchuk is one of the authors of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's 2019 election program. Zelensky won the election, in the second round of the election he defeated incumbent president Petro Poroshenko with nearly 73% of the vote to Poroshenko's 25%.
In the 2019 Ukrainian parliamentary election Stefanchuk was elected into parliament (placed 2nd on the party list) Servant of the People party. His brother Mykola Stefanchuk was (in the same election) elected for the same party in the single-mandate constituency 187 (located in Khmelnytskyi Oblast).[nb 1] In total Servant of the People won 124 seats on the nationwide party list and 130 constituency seats.
On 7 October 2021, the Verkhovna Rada voted to dismiss Dmytro Razumkov from his post as Chairman of the parliament. The following day Stefanchuk was elected Chairman of the parliament with 261 members backing the appointment.
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