The July 2019 parliamentary elections are a pivotal event in Ukraine’s history as the people voted to elect a new parliament, which will form a new government. Running with a strong anti-corruption message, then political outsider Volodymyr Zelenskyy won a crushing victory in April’s presidential elections and again in the Rada elections, where his party secured an outright majority by winning 254 of 424 seats, a historic result and the most decisive of its kind in Ukraine since 1991. Zelenskyy may now have the mandate he needs to implement his anti-corruption program.
The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center hosts the best-informed observers this side of the Dnipro on the election results and their meaning for Ukraine’s reform program and defensive war in Donbas.
This year’s ballot is vital for Ukraine.
The outcome of the 2019 Ukrainian parliamentary elections will decide how the president and parliament will work together to build Ukraine’s future. Learn about the political parties, issues, and ideas driving Ukraine’s political debate.
Wed, Jul 17, 2019
Leaders are judged by those closest to them, and Zelenskyy’s mishandling of this matter is destroying his “brand” and will impede his reform agenda.
UkraineAlert by Diane Francis