2014 Ukrainian presidential election

2014 Ukrainian presidential election

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Nominee Petro Poroshenko Yulia Tymoshenko Oleh Liashko
Party Independent (UDAR) Batkivshchyna RPOL
Popular vote 9,857,308 2,310,085 1,500,377
Percentage 55.46% 13.00% 8.44%

Nominee Anatoliy Hrytsenko Serhiy Tihipko
Party Civil Position Independent (SU)
Popular vote 989,029 943,430
Percentage 5.56% 5.31%

President before election

Oleksandr Turchynov (acting)

Elected President

Petro Poroshenko

Snap presidential elections were held in Ukraine on 25 May 2014 and resulted in Petro Poroshenko being elected President of Ukraine.[1] Originally scheduled to take place on 29 March 2015, the date was changed following the 2014 Ukrainian revolution.[2][3] Poroshenko won the elections with 55% of the vote, enough to win in a single round.[4][5] His closest competitor, Yulia Tymoshenko, emerged with 13% of the vote.[4] The Central Election Commission reported voter turnout over 60%, excluding the regions not under government control.[6][7] Since Poroshenko obtained an absolute majority in the first round, a run-off second ballot (on 15 June 2014[8]) was unnecessary.[1][9]

The election was not held everywhere in Ukraine. During the 2014 Crimean crisis, Ukraine lost control over Crimea, which was unilaterally annexed by Russia in March 2014.[10][11][a] As a result, elections were not held in Crimea.[1] Of the 2,430 planned ballot stations (in Donbas), only 426 remained open for polling.[13] The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic, controlling large parts of Donbas, had vowed to do everything possible to disrupt the elections on their territory.[14]

Petro Poroshenko won the presidency and served a full presidential term until 2019, losing to Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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  2. ^ "BBC News – Ukrainian president and opposition sign early poll deal". Bbc.co.uk. 21 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Ukraine president announces early elections – Europe". Al Jazeera English.
  4. ^ a b "On the results of the presidential elections of Ukraine" (PDF). Central Election Commission.
  5. ^ Balmforth, Richard (6 June 2014). "Ukraine's Poroshenko to be sworn in as east seethes with separatist conflict". Reuters.
  6. ^ Interfax (26 May 2014). "Ukrainian presidential election turnout tops 60 percent - chief election official | Russia Beyond The Headlines". Rbth.com. Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  7. ^ "CEC chair: Ukrainian presidential election turnout tops 60 percent". Kyivpost.com. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  8. ^ Ukraine talks set to open without pro-Russian separatists, The Washington Post (14 May 2014)
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  10. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference Ukraine crisis timeline BBC was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  11. ^ EU & Ukraine 17 April 2014 FACT SHEET, European External Action Service (17 April 2014)
  12. ^ Gutterman, Steve (18 March 2014). "Putin signs Crimea treaty, will not seize other Ukraine regions". Reuters. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  13. ^ Cite error: The named reference HP was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  14. ^ Cite error: The named reference Guardian23514 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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