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2019 Ukrainian presidential election

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Presidential elections will be held in Ukraine on 31 March 2019.[2] If no candidate receives an absolute majority of the vote, a second round will be held on 21 April.[3]

2019 Ukrainian presidential election

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Nominee Yulia Tymoshenko Volodymyr Zelensky Yuriy Boyko
Party Fatherland Servant of the People[1] Opposition Platform — For Life

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Nominee Anatoliy Hrytsenko Andriy Sadovyi Petro Symonenko
Party Civil Position Self Reliance Communist Party

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Ukrainian electoral districts

Incumbent President

Petro Poroshenko
Petro Poroshenko Bloc "Solidarity"



Contents

BackgroundEdit

The election of the President of Ukraine by law must take place on the last Sunday of March of the fifth year of the term of the incumbent President.[3] Thus, the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election should take place on 31 March 2019.[3] The Ukrainian parliament had to approve the date of the presidential election no later than 100 days before the election day.[3] On 26 November 2018, Ukraine's parliament set the presidential vote for 31 March 2019.[2][4]

Due to the March 2014 annexation of Crimea by Russia and the occupation of parts of Donetsk Oblast and Luhansk Oblast by separatists (since April 2014) roughly 12% of eligible voters cannot participate in the elections.[5][3]

CandidatesEdit

A presidential candidate must be a citizen of Ukraine who is at least 35 years old, can speak the (state) Ukrainian language and has lived in Ukraine for the last ten years prior to election day.[3] A candidate can be nominated by a political party, or by self-nomination.[3] Candidates must also submit a declaration of income for the year preceding the election year.[3] This document will be scrutinized by the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption which will subsequently publish the results of the audit.[3] Nominations can be submitted from 31 December 2018 to 4 February 2019.[3] The end of the registration period is 9 February 2019.[3] After the potential candidate has given the required documentation to the Central Election Commission, this body has 5 days to register a candidate or to refuse to do so.[6]

Candidates are required to pay a nomination deposit of 2.5 mln hryvnias (approx. 90,000 US dollars); only candidates that progress to the second round of voting will get this deposit returned (the other deposits will be transferred to the state budget).[3]

A candidate can withdraw their candidacy, but not later than 23 days before the election.[3]

Registered candidatesEdit

  • Ihor Shevchenko: former Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources; submitted the documents to the Central Election Commission for registration as a presidential candidate on 31 December 2018 (which was also the first day of the electoral campaign).[7] Shevchenko had declared his intention for candidacy on 13 November 2018 but also stated he would not participate in the elections if a new candidate appears who "better meets the requirements."[8] The Central Election Commission approved his documentation on 4 January, making Shevchenko the first officially registered candidate.[9]
  • Serhiy Kaplin: at the time a member of the Ukrainian parliamentary faction of Petro Poroshenko Bloc and leader of the Social Democratic Party; filed documents with the Central Election Commission for registration as a candidate for the presidential elections in Ukraine on 3 January 2019.[10] In October 2017 Kaplin had already stated his intention to take part of the election as the leader of the Socialist Party of Ukraine.[11] But the legal chairman of this party was Illia Kyva [uk; ru].[12] The Central Election Commission registered Kaplin as a candidate on 8 January.[13]
  • Vitaliy Skotsyk: filed documents with the Central Election Commission for registration as a candidate for the presidential elections on 3 January 2019 as the candidate of the Agrarian Party of Ukraine.[14] But the next day the Agrarian Party stated he had been expelled from the party the previous September for "actions that harm the authority and discredit the governing body of the party and the party as a whole".[15] The Central Election Commission registered Skotsyk as a candidate on 8 January, he was registered as a self-nominated candidate.[13]
  • Andriy Sadovyi: Mayor of Lviv; his party Self Reliance announced on 3 October 2018 that Sadovyi is its candidate in the election.[16] The Central Election Commission registered Sadovyi as a candidate on 8 January 2019.[13]
  • Valentyn Nalyvaichenko: former head of the Security Service of Ukraine and former People's Deputy of Ukraine; nominated by his party Spravedlivost on 3 January 2019.[17] The Central Election Commission registered Nalyvaichenko as a candidate on 8 January 2019.[13]
  • Vitalii Kuprii: People's Deputy of Ukraine; submitted registration documents at the Central Election Commission for registration on 10 January 2019.[18] The Central Election Commission officially registered him as a candidate on 15 January 2019.[19]
  • Evgeny Murayev: People's Deputy of Ukraine; on 10 January 2019 Murayev's party Ours (Nashi) nominated him for President.[20] His candidacy was officially registered on 15 January 2019.[19]
  • Anatoliy Hrytsenko: former Minister of Defence (2005-2007); a congress of Hrytsenko's Civil Position nominated Hrytsenko as a candidate on 11 January 2019.[21] Hrytsenko's candidacy is supported by the European Party of Ukraine, Native Land, Alternative and Wave.[22] The Central Election Commission officially registered Hrytsenko's as a candidate on 15 January 2019.[19]

Registration deniedEdit

  • Volodymyr Ratush, human rights activist: on 4 January 2019 the Central Election Commission refused registration due to incorrect documentation and his failure to pay the deposit of 2.5 mln hryvnias (approx. 90,000 US dollars).[9]
  • Serhiy Faranyuk: on 11 January 2019 the Central Election Commission refused registration due to incorrect documentation and having paid a deposit of only 3 hryvnias.[23]
  • Vitali Velodchenko: on 11 January 2019 the Central Election Commission refused registration due to incorrect documentation and his failure to pay the required deposit.[23]

Declared candidatesEdit

Candidates who have expressed interest in participatingEdit

Potential candidatesEdit

  • Petro Poroshenko: current President of Ukraine, businessman.[59] In July 2018 the deputy head of Poroshenko's parliamentary bloc announced that an election campaign team had been formed for Poroshenko, and that it was very likely that he would participate in the elections.[60]

Declined candidatesEdit

Opinion pollsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b Ukraine's parliament sets presidential vote date for March 31, UNIAN (26 November 2018)
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