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Ternopil Oblast Council

Ternopil Oblast Council
Тернопільська обласна рада
Type
Type Unicameral
Houses 1
Leadership
Speaker Oleksiy Kaida[1], Svoboda[1]
Since 26 March 2009
Seats 120
Elections
Last election March 15, 2009
Meeting place
Ternopil, Ternopil Oblast
Website
http://www.obl-rada.te.ua/

The Ternopil Oblast Council (Ukrainian: Тернопільська обласна рада) is the regional oblast council (parliament) of the Ternopil Oblast (province) located in western Ukraine. The council is composed of 120 members and is situated in the oblast's administrative center Ternopil.

Council members are elected for five year terms. The latest elections were contested on March 15, 2009. In order to gain representation in the council, a party must gain more than 3 percent of the total vote. In the latest election, seven parties passed the threshold.

Composition

e • d Composition of the Ternopil Oblast Council
Parties and blocs Seats
All-Ukrainian Union "Svoboda" (Всеукраїнське об'єднання «Свобода») 50 (+50)
United Centre (Єдиний Центр) 20 (+20)
Party of Regions (Партія регіонів) 14 (+14)
Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc (Блок Юлії Тимошенко)
  • All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland"
  • Ukrainian Social Democratic Party
12 (-31)
Ukrainian People's Party (Українська народна партія) 11 (-2)
People's Union Our Ukraine (Народний союз «Наша Україна») 8 (-40)
Lytvyn Bloc (блок Литвина) 5 (+5)
Total 120
Source: Official website Ternopil Oblast Council

The 2009 election of the current composition was the electoral breakthrough of All-Ukrainian Union "Svoboda".[2] Their win of 34.69% of the votes and 50 seats was the best result for a far-right party in Ukraine’s history.[2]

Former parties

Special events

During the night of 29 to 30 August 2003 the leader of the Our Ukraine's faction in the Ternopil Oblast Council, Ivan Havdyda, was assassinated in Kiev.[4]

References

External links

  • Ternopil Oblast Council (official site) (Ukrainian)
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