Next Ukrainian parliamentary election

According to the Electoral Code of Ukraine, the next Ukrainian parliamentary election will be held on the last Sunday of October of the fifth year of authority of the parliament, if snap elections are not held.[2] The previous parliamentary election in Ukraine was held on 21 July 2019.[3]

Next Ukrainian parliamentary election
Ukraine
← 2019 No later than 29 October 2023

All 450 (possibly 300)[1] seats in the Verkhovna Rada
226 (possibly 151)[1] seats needed for a majority
Party Leader Current seats
Servant of the People Oleksandr Kornienko 244
Opposition Platform Yuriy Boyko
Vadim Rabinovich
Viktor Medvedchuk
44
European Solidarity Petro Poroshenko 27
Batkivshchyna Yulia Tymoshenko 24
For the Future Ihor Palytsia 22
Voice Kira Rudyk 20
Trust Oleh Kulinich 20
Opposition Bloc Yevheniy Murayev 6
Svoboda Oleh Tyahnybok 1
Independents 19
Incumbent Prime Minister
Denys Shmyhal Denys Shmyhal
Independent

Electoral systemEdit

According to Article 76 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the term of office of Ukraine's parliament is five years.[4] Hence the powers of the 9th Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada will formally expire in September 2024. So, the fifth and final year of the parliament's powers will begin in September 2023.[4] According to Article 77 of the Constitution, regular elections to the Verkhovna Rada take place on the last Sunday of October of the fifth year of parliamentary powers.[4] Thus, the next parliamentary elections are due to take place on 29 October 2023.[4]

On 1 January 2020, the latest revision of the electoral code of Ukraine took effect.[2] It states that all deputies are elected on a party list in one nationwide constituency with a 5% election threshold with open regional lists of candidates for deputies.[2] The new election law abolishes the single-member constituency system used in the 2019 parliamentary election.[a] In this election, the 450 members of the Verkhovna Rada were elected by two methods; 225 by closed list proportional representation in a nationwide constituency with a 5% threshold, and 225 in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting.[6]

On 4 February 2020, parliament approved (with 236 votes) a presidential bill to reduce the number of parliamentary deputies from 450 to 300.[1] To do so, the Ukrainian Constitution needs to be altered, and this will require at least 300 parliamentary votes.[1]

Opinion pollsEdit

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Previous electoral reform passed in July 2019 also made all 450 members only elected by open list proportional representation; but it would not come into force until 1 December 2023.[5]

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