Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2002

Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2002

Ukrainian parliamentary election of 2002 took place on March 31. Half of the deputies to Verkhovna Rada (parliament of Ukraine) were elected on proportional basis, while the other half were elected by popular vote in single-mandate constituencies. In order to gain any (proportional) seats in Verkhovna Rada a party needed to receive at least 4% of the popular vote.

Election result by popular vote

Out of 33 political parties and blocks, which participated in the election, 8 parties passed the required 4% barrier, and reserved seats in the parliament:
*Viktor Yushchenko Block "Our Ukraine" 23.57%
*Communist Party of Ukraine 19.98%
*United Ukraine Block 11.77%
*Yulia Tymoshenko Block 7.26%
*Socialist Party of Ukraine 6.87%
*United Social Democratic Party of Ukraine 6.27%

The other blocks and parties collected in total 24% votes, but didn't pass the 4% barrier. Among them Nataliya Vitrenko Block with 3.22%, "Women for the Future" Political Union with 2.11%, and "Team of Winter Generation" block with 2.02%.

Yushchenko's Our Ukraine gathered most of its support from western and central regions of Ukraine, including the city of Kiev. The Communist Party received most of its votes from eastern and southern regions, as well as from Crimea. For United Ukraine block, which included Victor Yanukovych's Party of Regions, got most of its votes from eastern regions of Ukraine. Donetsk Oblast was the stronghold of the block, where it received more than twice the number of votes (36.83%) compared to the next highest supporting region: Sumy Oblast with 17.05% of the region's voters. Yulia Tymoshenko's block's support came predominantly from western regions, while the Socialists were most supported in the central regions. While the Tymoshenko block received more of the national vote compared to the Socialist Party, it did not gain a plurality in any of the regions, while the Socialist Party managed to secure plurality of votes in Poltava Oblast with 22.05%.

Election result by parliament seats

External links

*en icon [ Central Election Commission of Ukraine]
*en icon [ Relatively in-depth analysis of the election] (PDF) by

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