Ukrainian presidential election, 1991

Ukrainian presidential election, 1991

1 December 1991

Nominee Leonid Kravchuk Vyacheslav Chornovil
Party Independent People's Movement
Popular vote 19,643,481 7,420,727
Percentage 61.59% 23.27%

Results of the 1991 presidential election. Kravchuk won in all but three western provinces, which were won by Chornovil.

President before election

Leonid Kravchuk

Elected President

Leonid Kravchuk

A presidential election was held in Ukraine on 1 December 1991.[1] They were the first direct presidential elections in the country's history, the first completely free national elections of any sort since 1918, and only the second free elections in the country's history. Leonid Kravchuk, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada and de facto acting president, was elected with 61.6% of the vote.[2]

An independence referendum took place on the same day, with 91 percent voting to secede from the Soviet Union.[2] All six presidential candidates supported independence and campaigned for a "yes" vote in the referendum.


Candidate Party Votes %
Leonid KravchukIndependent19,643,48161.6
Vyacheslav ChornovilPeople's Movement of Ukraine7,420,72723.3
Levko LukyanenkoUkrainian Republican Party1,432,5564.5
Volodymyr HryniovParty of Democratic Revival of Ukraine1,329,7584.2
Ihor YukhnovskyiIndependent554,7191.7
Leopold TaburyanskyPeople's Party of Ukraine182,7130.6
Against all1,327,788
Invalid/blank votes
Registered voters/turnout37,885,55584.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1976 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. 1 2 Independence - over 90% vote yes in referendum; Kravchuk elected president of Ukraine, The Ukrainian Weekly (8 December 1991)
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