Elections in Ukraine: 2019 Presidential Election Run-Off

A woman votes in the 2019 presidential election at a polling station in Kyiv.
A woman votes in the 2019 presidential election at a polling station in Kyiv.
Publication Date: 
12 Apr 2019

On April 21, Ukrainian voters will vote in a run-off election to elect the president of Ukraine from among two candidates who received the highest numbers of votes in the first round.

The second round will be between Volodymyr Zelenskyi of the “Servant of the People” Party, who received 30.24 percent of the vote in the first round, and incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, who ran as an independent and received 15.95 percent.

To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Ukraine: 2019 Presidential Election Run-Off. IFES FAQs include:

  • How many candidates registered to compete in the first round and how many ran for office?
  • How are elections administered for the run-off?
  • What are the rules governing the media?
  • How will disputes be adjudicated?