Ukrainian parliamentary election, 21 July 2019

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Reports, analyses and information relating to the snap legislative election held in Ukraine in July 2019.

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An early election to the Ukrainian Parliament was scheduled to be held on 21 July 2019, only three months after the election of Volodymyr Zelenski as the country's President. The election was brought forward from its original date later in the year following the dissolution of the Parliament during Mr Zelensky's own inauguration. Half of the 450 seats are distributed under party lists with the other half attributed through a first-past-the-post system.

Polls suggested Mr Zelensky's Servant of the People party would win the election, followed by the rival Opposition Platform - For Life party with up to 13%.

President Volodymyr Zelensky's Servant of the People party declares winning majority in parliament with 43.16% of the votes. The pro-Russian party, Opposition Platform - For Life, comes second with 13.05%. The Servant of the People secured 125 seats by party lists and 129 more seats in single-mandate constituencies. Opposition Platform - For Life represents by 43 lawmakers. Former Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko’s Batkivshchina party, which ranks third, secured 26 seats in the new parliament.

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OSCE: ODIHR: Early Parliamentary Elections, 21 July 2019

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