List of Chairmen of the Verkhovna Rada

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The following table includes the Chairmen of the Supreme Soviet (Verkhovna Rada in Ukrainian) of Ukrainian SSR (1938–1991) and the Chairmen of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (since 1991).

List of Chairmen

Chairmen of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR

# Portrait Name Term of Office Party Parliament
(Election)
First Deputy
1 Mykhailo Burmystenko25 July 19389 September 1941Communist (Bolsheviks)
2 Oleksandr Korniychuk19471953Communist (Bolsheviks)
3 Pavlo Tychyna19531959Communist
4 Oleksandr Korniychuk19591972Communist
5 Mykhailo Bilyi19721980Communist
6 Kostiantyn Sytnyk19801985Communist
7 Platon Kostiuk19854 June 1990Communist
8 Volodymyr Ivashko4 June 1990[1]9 July 1990CommunistI (1990)Ivan Plyushch[lower-alpha 1]
9 Leonid Kravchuk23 July 1990[2]5 December 1991Communist

Chairmen of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

According to the parliamentary regulations, a chair person of the Ukrainian parliament during his or her term at the position, officially votes in the parliament among the non-affiliated group.

# Portrait Name Term of Office Political alliance Parliament
(Election)
First Deputy
1 Ivan Plyushch5 December 1991[3]11 May 1994Independent[lower-alpha 2]I (1990)Vasyl Durdynets
2 Oleksandr Moroz18 May 1994[4]7 July 1998Socialist Party of UkraineII (1994)Oleksandr Tkachenko
3 Oleksandr Tkachenko7 July 1998[5]21 January 2000Communist Party of UkraineIII (1998)Adam Martyniuk
4 Ivan Plyushch1 February 200014 May 2002People's Democratic PartyViktor Medvedchuk
5 Volodymyr Lytvyn28 May 2002[6]6 July 2006For United UkraineIV (2002)Hennadiy Vasyliev
6 Oleksandr Moroz6 July 2006[7]4 December 2007Socialist Party of UkraineV (2006)Adam Martyniuk
7 Arseniy Yatsenyuk4 December 2007[8]12 November 2008[9][10]Our Ukraine–People's Self-Defense BlocVI (2007)Oleksandr Lavrynovych[lower-alpha 3]
8 Volodymyr Lytvyn9 December 200812 December 2012People's Party
(Lytvyn Bloc)
Adam Martyniuk
9 Volodymyr Rybak13 December 201222 February 2014Party of RegionsVII (2012)Ihor Kalietnik
10 Oleksandr Turchynov22 February 201427 November 2014Batkivshchyna[lower-alpha 4]vacant
11 Volodymyr Groysman27 November 201414 April 2016Petro Poroshenko Bloc "Solidarity"VIII (2014)Andriy Parubiy
12 Andriy Parubiy14 April 2016IncumbentPeople's FrontIryna Herashchenko

See also

Notes

  1. From July 9 to 23, Ivan Plyushch performed functions of Chairman ex officio as the First Deputy Chairman.
  2. Initially as a MP of the Communist Party of Ukraine which was dissolved after the 1991 August Putsch
  3. From November 12 to December 9, 2008 Oleksandr Lavrynovych performed functions of Chairman ex officio as the First Deputy Chairman.
  4. During his term as Chairman, Turchynov switched allegiance to People's Front, which was established on 10 September 2014. People's Front did not take part in the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election and it never had a political faction in parliament prior to the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election.[11][12][13]

References

  1. Laws of Ukraine. Order of Verkhovna Rada No. 11-XII: On the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of the Ukrainian SSR. Adopted on 1990-06-04. (Ukrainian)
  2. Laws of Ukraine. Order of Verkhovna Rada No. 63-XII: On the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of the Ukrainian SSR. Adopted on 1990-07-23. (Ukrainian)
  3. Laws of Ukraine. Order of Verkhovna Rada No. 1930-XII: On the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Adopted on 1991-12-05. (Ukrainian)
  4. Laws of Ukraine. Order of Verkhovna Rada No. 14/94-ВР: On the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Adopted on 1994-05-18. (Ukrainian)
  5. Laws of Ukraine. Order of Verkhovna Rada No. 31-XIV: On the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Adopted on 1998-07-07. (Ukrainian)
  6. Laws of Ukraine. Order of Verkhovna Rada No. 10-IV: On the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Adopted on 2002-05-28. (Ukrainian)
  7. Laws of Ukraine. Order of Verkhovna Rada No. 7-V: On the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Adopted on 2006-07-06. (Ukrainian)
  8. Laws of Ukraine. Order of Verkhovna Rada No. 5-VI: On the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Adopted on 2007-12-04. (Ukrainian)
  9. "Rada Dismisses Yatseniuk". Ukrainian News Agency. November 12, 2008. Archived from the original on September 14, 2012.
  10. "President Yuschenko: Dismissal Of Yatseniuk Aimed Against Stabilization Of Situation In Country". Ukrainian News Agency. November 12, 2008. Archived from the original on January 5, 2013.
  11. (in Ukrainian)Yatsenyuk became a leader of the "People's Front" political council, while Turchynov is a head of its headquarters. Ukrayinska Pravda. 10 September 2014
    Ukrainian PM, Parliament Speaker to Head Newly Formed Popular Front Party, RIA Novosti (10 September 2014)
  12. (in Ukrainian) Депутатські фракції і групи VII скликання Deputy fractions and Groups VII convocation, Verkhovna Rada official website (oktober 7, 2014)
  13. Oleksandr Turchynov was not a parliamentary of the People Front however until after the next elections. Verkhovna Rada website.
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