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Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2014
Ukraine
2012 ←
Possibly October[1]
→ 2018
All 450 seats to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
226 seats needed for a majority

Incumbent Chairman of Parliament

Oleksandr Turchynov
Batkivshchyna

The next Ukrainian parliamentary election will be conducted in 2017 under existing Ukrainian law.[2][3] However, President Petro Poroshenko wants to hold snap parliamentary elections in October 2014.[1][4][5]

Background[edit]

In the previous parliamentary election in 2012, a mixed election system (50% under party lists and 50% under constituencies) was used with a 5% election threshold.[2] In 2012, the election campaign was limited to 90 days.[6] Every citizen of Ukraine 18 years of age or older[7] was able to vote in 33,540 polling stations in Ukraine and 116 foreign polling stations in 77 countries.[8][9]

During election night after his (25 May 2014) victory in the 2014 Ukrainian presidential election President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated that he wanted to hold new parliamentary elections the same year.[4] At the 26 June 2014 session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Poroshenko stated he hoped the early elections would be held in October "The most democratic way is early parliamentary elections, which I intend to call, and I hope they will be held in October this year".[1]

Opinion polls[edit]

Poll results are listed in the table below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first. The highest percentage figure in each polling survey is displayed in bold, and the background shaded in the leading party's colour. In the instance that there is a tie, then no figure is bolded. The lead column on the right shows the percentage-point difference between the two parties with the highest figures. Poll results use the date the survey's fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. However, if such date is unknown, the date of publication will be given instead.

Date Polling Firm PoR Batkivshchyna UDAR Svoboda CPU Solidarity Radical CP Others Lead
8–18 May Democratic Initiative Foundation 3[a] 10.4 6.8 3.1 5.2 22.4 4.5 NP[b] 9.7[c] 12
8–13 May Rating 9[d] 17.4 13.1 6.6 6.3 26.6 7.2 6.8 7.0 9.2
25–29 Apr Razumkov Centre 11.6[d] 20.3 12.2 5.2 6.5 31.1 13.1 10.8
14–26 Mar International Republican Institute[e][f] 9.5 25.5 19.0 8.0 6.5 17.5 16.0 6.5
14–19 Mar SOCIS, KIIS, RATING, Razumkov Centre 13.6 22.2 16.4 5.2 6.9 21.6 14.2 0.6
1–6 Mar Social Monitoring Centre[e] 16.6 21.7 19.8 6.5 7.9 13.7 13.9 0.9
24 Feb–4 Mar SOCIS 12.9 22.7 22.3 6.5 7.1 18.9 9.6 0.4
28 Feb–3 Mar KIIS[e] 16.2 24.0 25.4 7.1 10.8 4.6 12.1 1.4
24 Jan–1 Feb SOCIS 29.2 21.4 23.4 5.6 5.8 9.8 4.6 5.8
17–26 Jan SOCIS 29.2 20.2 23.8 6.7 7.6 9.4 3.0 5.4
2014
23–27 Dec R&B Group[e] 36.6 22.1 21.8 9.4 7.1 3.1 14.5
7–17 Dec RATING[e] 28.1 23.6 22.1 7.8 7.6 5.0 5.6 4.5
30 Sep–8 Oct Razumkov Centre[e] 27.7 27.9 21.0 7.0 9.3 7.0 0.2
26 Sep–6 Oct RATING 27.0 26.0 21.0 9.0 10.0 7.0 1.0
15–25 Sep R&B Group[e] 32.9 27.9 19.9 7.9 9.1 2.5 5.0
2013
28 Oct 2012 2012 election results 30.0 25.6 14.0 10.5 13.2 1.08 6.9 4.4
Notes
  1. ^ Strong Ukraine was polled as an independent party gaining 4% of the votes.
  2. ^ In this poll this party was either not polled as an independent party, or its results were categorised in its "Others"-section.
  3. ^ In this poll 23.1% of respondents had not decided who to vote for and 11.8% had stated that they would not take part in the election.
  4. ^ a b Including Strong Ukraine.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g This survey shows its poll results without disregarding those who are undecided or said they will abstain from voting (either physically or by voting blank). In order to obtain results comparable to other surveys and the official election results, the result shown in this table will be that obtained, with a simple rule of three, from disregarding undecided and/or abstaining voters from the totals offered in the survey.
  6. ^ Some opinion polls round their data so that in the end up showing a .0 or a .5 value. This practise is maintained for these polls when disregarding undecided and/or abstaining voters from the totals so as to avoid different interpretations of the same value.

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