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Referendums in Ukraine

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Referendums in Ukraine

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Referendums in Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian Constitution, are one of the lawful forms of expression of people's will.

Referendums are organized by population initiative of no less than 3 million voters. The referendums are designated by either the Parliament or the President. Any change to the territory of Ukraine can be resolved solely by a national referendum.

Referendum of independence, 1991

On December 1, 1991, a referendum, initiated by parliament of Ukraine, took place. On August 26, 1991, the parliament adopted the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine, and the referendum was called with a question: "Do you support the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine". Of registered voters, 84.18% participated in the referendum, and 90.32% of them answered "Yes".

Referendum of Kuchma, 2000

On April 16, 2000, an All-Ukrainian referendum took place, which was called by the President Kuchma upon population initiative. Four questions were brought up:

  • On conditions for dissolution of the parliament
  • On immunity of a deputy
  • On decrease of the number of parliament deputies
  • On introduction of two-chamber parliament

The majority of citizens answered "Yes" on all four questions.

  • Questions of the referendum (in Ukrainian)
  • Results of the referendum (in Ukrainian)

Referendums on NATO and Common Economic Space

In December 2006, the Central Electoral Committee of Ukraine (CVK) recognized as valid more than 3 millions of voter's signatures which were collected in the call for the Referendum on Ukraine joining United Social Democratic Party of Ukraine. [1]

See also


  • Pohorilko V.F., Fedorenko V.L., "Referendums in Ukraine: History and Contemporaneity", The Institute of State and Law, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, 2000, 248 pages, (in Ukrainian), ISВN 966-7791-00-9.

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