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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Commentary and Analysis
IFES Election Guide: Election for Ukrainian Supreme Council http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/3163/
Wikipedia: 2019 Ukrainian parliamentary election https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Ukrainian_parliamentary_election
Politico: Poll of Polls for the 2019 Ukrainian general election https://www.politico.eu/2019-european-elections/
RFE/RL, 10/07/2019: A Rock Star Takes The Political Stage In Ukraine https://www.rferl.org/a/a-rock-star-takes-the-political-stage-in-ukraine-vakarchuk/30047161.html
OSW: Analyses, 10/07/2019: Going for gold: early parliamentary elections in Ukraine https://www.osw.waw.pl/en/publikacje/analyses/2019-07-10/going-gold-early-parliamentary-elections-ukraine
Brookings Institution: Blog, 15/07/2019: In Ukraine’s parliamentary elections, President Zelenskiy’s party is likely to dominate https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2019/07/15/in-ukraines-parliamentary-elections-president-zelenskiys-party-is-likely-to-dominate/
Euro|topics, July 2019: Ukraine: Zelensky wants to secure majority https://www.eurotopics.net/en/223517/
BBC News, 16/07/2019: Volodymyr Zelensky: Why Ukraine's new president needs second election win https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48853747
Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso, 17/07/2019: Ukraine: early elections upcoming https://www.balcanicaucaso.org/eng/Areas/Ukraine/Ukraine-early-elections-upcoming-195554
EurActiv, 17/07/2019: Zelenskiy’s Ukraine: Greenhorn challenge https://www.euractiv.com/section/europe-s-east/opinion/zelenskiys-ukraine-greenhorn-challenge/
Euronews, 18/07/2019: Ukraine parliamentary election: What you need to know https://www.euronews.com/2019/07/18/ukraine-parliamentary-election-what-you-need-to-know
openDemocracy: ODR, 18/07/2019: How Ukraine’s old guard are trying to get back into parliament https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/odr/party-of-regions-ua-en/
Carnegie Moscow Center, 19/07/2019: Rival Parties Battle for Votes in Southeast Ukraine https://carnegie.ru/commentary/79534
Euro|topics, July 2019: An election that will determine Ukraine's fate? https://www.eurotopics.net/en/223517/an-election-that-will-determine-ukraine-s-fate
Deutsche Welle, 22/07/2019: Ukraine is tired of yesterday https://www.dw.com/en/opinion-ukraine-is-tired-of-yesterday/a-49689854
OSW: Analyses, 22/07/2019: Ukraine: Servant of the People wins an outright majority https://www.osw.waw.pl/en/publikacje/analyses/2019-07-22/ukraine-servant-people-wins-outright-majority
Euro|topics, July 2019: Absolute majority: what can Zelensky achieve? https://www.eurotopics.net/en/223781/absolute-majority-what-can-zelensky-achieve
Politico, 23/07/2019: Time for Ukraine’s comedian president to get serious https://www.politico.eu/article/time-for-ukraine-volodymyr-zelenskiy-comedian-president-to-get-serious/
OSW: Commentary, 24/07/2019: To serve the people – total power in Zelensky’s hands https://www.osw.waw.pl/en/publikacje/osw-commentary/2019-07-24/to-serve-people-total-power-zelenskys-hands
Chatham House: Expert Comment, 02/08/2019: What to Know About Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/what-know-about-ukraine-s-parliamentary-elections
Foreign Policy, 28/08/2019: Ukraine’s Democracy Is (Almost) All Grown Up https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/08/28/ukraines-democracy-is-almost-all-grown-up/
LSE: EUROPP Blog, 30/08/2019: Understanding Ukraine’s electoral revolution https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2019/08/30/understanding-ukraines-electoral-revolution/
OSW: Analyses, 30/08/2019: Government of experts in Ukraine https://www.osw.waw.pl/en/publikacje/analyses/2019-08-30/government-experts-ukraine

News
Deutsche Welle, 24/06/2019: Ukraine to rate Volodymyr Zelenskiy's Servant of the People https://p.dw.com/p/3Kjk3
TASS, 24/06/2019: Ukraine’s Central Election Commission bars Saakashvili’s party from elections https://tass.com/world/1065192
RFE/RL, 11/07/2019: Wait, That's My Name: 'Clone Candidates' Fill Ukrainian Parliamentary Election Ballots https://www.rferl.org/a/wait-thats-my-name-clone-candidates-fill-ukrainian-parliamentary-election-ballots/30050012.html
Reuters, 18/07/2019: Zelenskiy's second act: Ukraine leader set to win snap parliamentary election https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1UD0YY
The Washington Post, 18/07/2019: Ukraine’s parliament elections mark first test for its new actor-turned-president https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/ukraines-parliament-elections-mark-first-test-for-its-new-actor-turned-president/2019/07/18/01184206-a7ca-11e9-8733-48c87235f396_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7cacf81373a9
Euronews, 21/07/2019: Ukraine elects new parliament in snap vote https://www.euronews.com/2019/07/21/polls-open-in-ukraine-s-snap-parliamentary-vote
France24, 21/07/2019: Ukraine's President Zelensky on course for absolute majority in parliament https://www.france24.com/en/20190721-ukraine-snap-parliamentary-election-volodymyr-zelensky
France24, 21/07/2019 :How the Ukranian elections work https://www.france24.com/en/video/20190721-how-ukranian-elections-work
EurActiv, 22/07/2019: Ukraine president on course for commanding win in parliamentary election https://www.euractiv.com/section/europe-s-east/news/ukraine-president-on-course-for-commanding-win-in-parliamentary-election/
Euronews, 22/07/2019: Ukraine election: Zelensky's party set to win big in parliamentary vote https://www.euronews.com/2019/07/21/early-exit-poll-predicts-volodymyr-zelensky-s-party-will-triumph-in-ukrainian-parliamentar
Reuters, 22/072019: Ukraine president's party declares winning majority in parliament https://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKKCN1UH0RD
BBC News, 22/07/2019: Ukraine election: President Zelensky's party heads for win https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49061504
Deutsche Welle, 22/072019: Ukraine hands President Zelenskiy's party a majority: polls https://p.dw.com/p/3MT79
The Guardian, 22/07/2019: Ukraine election: rock star set for coalition talks with comedian-turned-president https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/22/ukraine-election-rock-star-set-for-coalition-talks-with-comedian-turned-president
TASS, 22/07/2019: Servant of the People party gets 42.45% of votes after 50% of ballots counted https://tass.com/world/1069742
RFE/RL, 22/07/2019: Ukrainian President's Party On Course To Win Majority In Parliamentary Poll https://www.rferl.org/a/election-commission-zelenskiy-party-on-course-to-win-majority/30068639.html
BBC News, 22/07/2019: Ukraine election: President Zelensky's party set for big win https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49072652
Politico, 22/07/2019: Comedian-turned-president wins again in Ukraine https://www.politico.eu/article/comedian-turned-president-wins-again-in-ukraine/
Euronews, 22/07/2019: Ukrainian parliamentary elections: What are the seven key takeaways? https://www.euronews.com/2019/07/22/ukrainian-parliamentary-elections-what-are-the-seven-key-takeaways
Euractiv, 23/07/2019: Ukraine president on course for unprecedented majority after election win https://www.euractiv.com/section/europe-s-east/news/ukraine-president-on-course-for-unprecedented-majority-after-election-win/
TASS, 23/07/2019: Zelensky’s party can secure 253 seats in new Ukrainian parliament https://tass.com/world/1069929
UNIAN, 23/07/2019: Ukraine election: CEC processes 97% of protocols https://www.unian.info/politics/10628295-ukraine-election-cec-processes-97-of-protocols.html
TASS, 26/07/2019: All ballots counted, Zelensky's Servant of People party wins with 43.16% of votes https://tass.com/world/1070497

Official
OSCE: ODIHR: Early Parliamentary Elections, 21 July 2019 https://www.osce.org/odihr/elections/ukraine/422585

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