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Yushchenko’s undemocratic Constitutional reform

February 1, 2010

Based on analysis of the first round presidential vote held on January 17.

Yulia Tymoshenko was the highest polling candidate in 15 Oblasts/regions including Kyiv Metro region with 4.8 Million votes

Viktor Yanukovych was the highest polling candidate in 11 Oblasts/regions including Svestopol with a total of 6.8 million votes.

Oblasts and regions are not equal in size or the number of constituents. The smallest region has less then 500,000 voters and the largest over 3 million.
Under Yushchenko’s proposed Senate Tymoshenko (not including the additional senator representing Ukrainians abroad and the ex-offico ex-presidents’ seats for life) would have elected 45 Senators (3 senators per region) and Yanukovych who had 1.4 times Tymoshenko’s vote would have elected only 33 Senators.

The remaining 12 million (over 50%) constituents would have been unrepresented.

Table showing the highest polling candidates (per region)

Region Viktor Yanukovych Yulia Tymoshenko
Cherkasy Oblast 280790
Chernihiv Oblast 257579
Chernivtsi Oblast 140429
Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast 301820
Khmelnytsky Oblast 299723
Kirovohrad Oblast 175932
Kyiv Oblast 399681
Lviv Oblast 511979
m.Kyiv 511317
Poltava Oblast 257421
Rivne Oblast 273286
Sumy Oblast 230779
Ternopil Oblast 230697
Vinnytsia Oblast 422056
Volyn Oblast 315505
Zhytomyr Oblast 225598
Crimea 600331
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast 764127
Donetsk Oblast 1854825
Kharkiv Oblast 730313
Kherson Oblast 217371
Luhansk Oblast 933724
m.Sevastopol 114523
Mykolaiv Oblast 308240
Odesa Oblast 593084
Zakarpattia Oblast 160337
Zaporizhia Oblast 513641