Ukrainian presidential election, 2015
The first round of the next Ukrainian presidential election has been set for 26 February 2015. The term of office for Ukraine president is five years. If no candidate obtains an absolute majority in the first round, then the two highest polling candidates will contest a run-off second ballot.
In May 2013 Batkivshchyna, UDAR, and "Svoboda" vowed to coordinate their actions during the 2014 Ukrainian presidential campaign, and they promised "to support the candidate from among these parties who wins a place in the run-off election”. In case the election format changes to a single round, the three parties have vowed to agree on a single candidate.
On 7 December 2012 Batkivshchyna nominated Yulia Tymoshenko as its 2015 presidential candidate. On 14 June 2013 the congress of her party approved the decision to nominate her as its candidate in the presidential election. On 11 October 2011 a Ukrainian court found Tymoshenko guilty of abuse of power and sentenced her to seven years in jail and banned her from seeking elected office for her period of imprisonment. Because Tymoshenko was in prison during the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election, Arseniy Yatsenyuk headed the election list of Batkivshchyna. As of November 2013[update], Tymoshenko remains in prison.
On 24 October 2013, the leader of UDAR, Vitali Klitschko, announced he intended to take part in the 2015 election. Experts and lawyers have argued that it is unclear if Klitschko can take part. Under Ukrainian law a presidential candidate must have had his residence in Ukraine for the past ten years prior to election day. Klitschko has lived for many years in both Ukraine and Germany, where, according to media reports, he has a residence permit.
|Poll source[nb 3]||Date(s)
|Undecided||Protest vote[nb 4]|
PoR – Inc.
Till June 2013 Front/Change; since then Batkivshchyna[nb 5]
|2010 election||17 January 2010||–||2.2||35.32||–||25.05||1.43||3.54||1.20||13.05||–||–||–|
|Razumkov Centre||21-24 December 2012||18.2||11.5||22.9||11.7||13.1[nb 6]||5.2||6.2||1.5||–||–||0.7||7.7|
|KIIS||21-30 May 2013||15.8||31.6||14.3||15.9||–||5.8||3.7||–||–||–||–||9.5|
|R&B Group||15-25 September 2013||16.6||29.4||20.8||11.7||10.9||3.1||4.9||–||–||3.2||–||6.3|
|Razumkov Centre[nb 7]||September 30 to October 8, 2013.||7.6||15,6||24.3[nb 8]||19.3||16.7[nb 9]||4.7||7.1||1.7||0.7||3.8||0.6||7.2|
- Per Chapter V, Article 103 of the Constitution, the President is allowed to serve a maximum of two full 5-year terms. However, in 2003, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine permitted then-President Leonid Kuchma to run for a third term in the 2004 presidential election He chose not to run.
- Yanukovych run in the 2010 Ukrainian presidential election as a candidate of Party of Regions but suspended his membership in the Party of Regions after the election.
- Politicians in this template were treated as likely candidates by polling organization Sociological group "RATING" in February 2013.
- Would refuse to vote or vote against all
- Front/Change merged into Batkivshchyna on 15 June 2013.
- If Tymoshenko would not be on the ballot Yatsenyuk would have scored 14% and thus the second best result of all candidates.
- Figures shown here are the percentages of those who intend to vote in the elections.
- According to the poll Yanukovych would loose the second round of the elections against Tymoshenko, Yatsenyuk and Klitschko; but would be victorious against Tyahnybok.
- If Tymoshenko would not be on the ballot Yatsenyuk would have scored 19.3%; other candidates would not have benefited more then slightly from her absence. Klitschko would have still had the second best result of all candidates with 20.6%
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Analysts: Yanukovych beginning his presidential campaign, alarm clock set for March 2015, Interfax-Ukraine (1 March 2013)
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Yatseniuk:Tymoshenko will be able to run for presidency in 2015, Kyiv Post (7 December 2012)
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German doctors arrive at Kharkiv-based clinic to see Tymoshenko, Kyiv Post (15 November 2012)
Rome mayor's office puts up Tymoshenko portrait on facade, Kyiv Post (26 November 2012)
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- Vitali Klitschko says intends to run for president in Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine (24 October 2013)
Parliament passes law that could prevent Klitschko from running for president, Interfax-Ukraine (24 October 2013)
- Ratings of politicians in presidential elections: February 2013, Sociological group "RATING" (6 March 2013)
- Sobolev: Front for Change and Reform and Order Party to join Batkivschyna, Interfax-Ukraine (11 June 2013)
Front for Change, Reforms and Order to dissolve for merger with Batkivshchyna - Sobolev, Ukrinform (11 June 2013))
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