List of Chairmen of the Verkhovna Rada

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The following table includes the Chairmen of the Supreme Soviet (Verkhovna Rada in Ukrainian) of Ukrainian SSR (1938–1991) and the Chairmen of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (since 1991).

List of Chairmen[edit]

Chairmen of the Verkhovna Rada of the Ukrainian SSR[edit]

# Portrait Name Term of Office Party Parliament
(Election)
First Deputy
1 Burmistrenko.jpg Mykhailo Burmystenko 25 July 1938 9 September 1941 Communist (Bolsheviks)
2 No image.png Oleksandr Korniychuk 1947 1953 Communist (Bolsheviks)
3 No image.png Pavlo Tychyna 1953 1959 Communist
4 No image.png Oleksandr Korniychuk 1959 1972 Communist
5 No image.png Mykhailo Bilyi 1972 1980 Communist
6 Ситник Костянтин Меркурійович.jpg Kostiantyn Sytnyk 1980 1985 Communist
7 Kostyuk.jpg Platon Kostiuk 1985 4 June 1990 Communist
8 Vladimir Ivashko.jpg Volodymyr Ivashko 4 June 1990[1] 9 July 1990 Communist I (1990) Ivan Plyushch[a]
9 Leonid Kravchuk.jpg Leonid Kravchuk 23 July 1990[2] 5 December 1991 Communist

Chairmen of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine[edit]

According to the parliamentary regulations, a chair person of the Ukrainian parliament during his or her term at the position, officially votes in the parliament among the non-affiliated group.

# Portrait Name Term of Office Political alliance Parliament
(Election)
First Deputy
1 Ivan Plyushch 3.jpg Ivan Plyushch 5 December 1991[3] 11 May 1994 Independent[b] I (1990) Vasyl Durdynets
2 Moroz 2003.jpg Oleksandr Moroz 18 May 1994[4] 7 July 1998 Socialist Party of Ukraine II (1994) Oleksandr Tkachenko
3 Ткаченко Олександр Миколайович (політик).jpg Oleksandr Tkachenko 7 July 1998[5] 21 January 2000 Communist Party of Ukraine III (1998) Adam Martyniuk
4 Ivan Plyushch 3.jpg Ivan Plyushch 1 February 2000 14 May 2002 People's Democratic Party Viktor Medvedchuk
5 Volodymyr Lytvyn 2005.jpg Volodymyr Lytvyn 28 May 2002[6] 6 July 2006 For United Ukraine IV (2002) Hennadiy Vasyliev
6 Moroz 2003.jpg Oleksandr Moroz 6 July 2006[7] 4 December 2007 Socialist Party of Ukraine V (2006) Adam Martyniuk
7 Arseniy Yatsenyuk.jpg Arseniy Yatsenyuk 4 December 2007[8] 12 November 2008[9][10] Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc VI (2007) Oleksandr Lavrynovych[c]
8 Vladimir Litvin.jpg Volodymyr Lytvyn 9 December 2008 12 December 2012 People's Party
(Lytvyn Bloc)
Adam Martyniuk
9 Volodymyr Rybak 01 Senate of Poland.jpg Volodymyr Rybak 13 December 2012 22 February 2014 Party of Regions VII (2012) Ihor Kalietnik
10 Oleksandr Turchynov March 2014 (cropped).jpg Oleksandr Turchynov 22 February 2014 10 September 2014 Batkivshchyna vacant
(10) 10 September 2014 27 November 2014 People's Front (de facto)[d]
11 Volodymyr Groisman.jpg Volodymyr Groysman 27 November 2014 Incumbent Petro Poroshenko Bloc VIII (2014) Andriy Parubiy

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From July 9 to 23, Ivan Plyushch performed functions of Chairman ex officio as the First Deputy Chairman.
  2. ^ Initially as a MP of the Communist Party of Ukraine which was dissolved after the 1991 August Putsch
  3. ^ From November 12 to December 9, 2008 Oleksandr Lavrynovych performed functions of Chairman ex officio as the First Deputy Chairman.
  4. ^ People's Front did not take part in the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election and was established on 10 September 2014, it never had a political faction in parliament prior to the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laws of Ukraine. Order of Verkhovna Rada No. 11-XII: On the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of the Ukrainian SSR. Adopted on 1990-06-04. (Ukrainian)
  2. ^ Laws of Ukraine. Order of Verkhovna Rada No. 63-XII: On the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of the Ukrainian SSR. Adopted on 1990-07-23. (Ukrainian)
  3. ^ Laws of Ukraine. Order of Verkhovna Rada No. 1930-XII: On the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Adopted on 1991-12-05. (Ukrainian)
  4. ^ Laws of Ukraine. Order of Verkhovna Rada No. 14/94-ВР: On the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Adopted on 1994-05-18. (Ukrainian)
  5. ^ Laws of Ukraine. Order of Verkhovna Rada No. 31-XIV: On the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Adopted on 1998-07-07. (Ukrainian)
  6. ^ Laws of Ukraine. Order of Verkhovna Rada No. 10-IV: On the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Adopted on 2002-05-28. (Ukrainian)
  7. ^ Laws of Ukraine. Order of Verkhovna Rada No. 7-V: On the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Adopted on 2006-07-06. (Ukrainian)
  8. ^ Laws of Ukraine. Order of Verkhovna Rada No. 5-VI: On the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Adopted on 2007-12-04. (Ukrainian)
  9. ^ "Rada Dismisses Yatseniuk". Ukrainian News Agency. November 12, 2008. 
  10. ^ "President Yuschenko: Dismissal Of Yatseniuk Aimed Against Stabilization Of Situation In Country". Ukrainian News Agency. November 12, 2008. 
  11. ^ (Ukrainian)Yatsenyuk became a leader of the "People's Front" political council, while Turchynov is a head of its headquarters. Ukrayinska Pravda. 10 September 2014
    Ukrainian PM, Parliament Speaker to Head Newly Formed Popular Front Party, RIA Novosti (10 September 2014)
  12. ^ (Ukrainian) Депутатські фракції і групи VII скликання Deputy fractions and Groups VII convocation, Verkhovna Rada official website (oktober 7, 2014)

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