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.
|Region||Viktor Yanukovych||Yulia Tymoshenko|