Ternopil Oblast Council

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Ternopil Oblast Council
Тернопільська обласна рада
Coat of arms or logo
Houses 1
Viktor Ovcharuk
Seats 64
Political groups
Last election
25 October 2015[1]
Meeting place
Ternopil, Ternopil Oblast

The Ternopil Oblast Council (Ukrainian: Тернопільська обласна рада) is the regional oblast council (parliament) of the Ternopil Oblast (province) located in western Ukraine. The council is composed of 120 members and is situated in the oblast's administrative center Ternopil.

Council members are elected for five year terms. The latest elections were contested on March 15, 2009. In order to gain representation in the council, a party must gain more than 3 percent of the total vote. In the latest election, seven parties passed the threshold.

2009 Composition[edit]

e • d Composition of the Ternopil Oblast Council
Parties and blocs Seats
All-Ukrainian Union "Svoboda" (Всеукраїнське об'єднання «Свобода») 50 (+50)
United Centre (Єдиний Центр) 20 (+20)
Party of Regions (Партія регіонів) 14 (+14)
Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc (Блок Юлії Тимошенко) 12 (-31)
Ukrainian People's Party (Українська народна партія) 11 (-2)
People's Union Our Ukraine (Народний союз «Наша Україна») 8 (-40)
Lytvyn Bloc (блок Литвина) 5 (+5)
Total 120
Source: Official website Ternopil Oblast Council

The 2009 election of the current composition was the electoral breakthrough of All-Ukrainian Union "Svoboda".[2] Their win of 34.69% of the votes and 50 seats was the best result for a far-right party in Ukraine’s history.[2]

Former parties[edit]

Special events[edit]

During the night of 29 to 30 August 2003 the leader of the Our Ukraine's faction in the Ternopil Oblast Council, Ivan Havdyda, was assassinated in Kiev.[4]


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