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Ukraine is a republic under a semi-presidential system with separate legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Ukraine has recently undergone an extensive constitutional reform that has changed the balance of power between the executive and legislative branches and their relationship to the President. A reform to local self-government has been suggested, but is yet to be formally approved. Verkhovna Rada. ... Mariyinsky Palace The President of Ukraine (Ukrainian: , Prezydent Ukrayiny) is the head of the state of Ukraine and acts in its name. ... Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko (Ukrainian: ) (born February 23, 1954) is the current President of Ukraine. ... Cabinet of Ministers The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is the highest body in the system of bodies of executive power in Ukraine. ... Alliance of National Unity is the name of the governing coalition of the Party of Regions, the Communist Party and the Socialist Party in Ukraine after the Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2006. ... The Prime Minister of Ukraine is appointed by the President and ratified by the Verkhovna Rada (parliament). ... Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych (Ukrainian: ; Russian: ) (born on July 9, 1950 in Yenakiieve, Donetsk Oblast) is the Prime Minister of Ukraine. ... The judicial system of Ukraine consists of four levels, as follows: Local courts of general jurisdiction (combining criminal and civil jurisdiction) consisting of: district, urban district and town courts; regional courts; city courts in Kiev and Sevastopol; administrative local courts. ... Constitutional Court The Constitutional Court of Ukraine (Ukrainian: ) is the only body of constitutional jurisdiction in Ukraine. ... The Supreme Court of Ukraine (in Ukrainian, Верховний Суд України) is the highest judicial body in the system of courts of general jurisdiction in Ukraine. ... The Prosecutor General of Ukraine (also: Attorney General of Ukraine, Ukrainian: ) heads the system of official prosecution in courts known as the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine (Генеральна прокуратура України). The Office of the Prosecutor General is entrusted with: prosecution in court on behalf of the State; representation of the interests... Political parties in Ukraine lists political parties in Ukraine. ... Elections in Ukraine gives information on election and election results in Ukraine. ... Referenda in Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian Constitution, are one of the lawful forms of expression of peoples will. ... The Ukrainian presidential election, 1991 was the first presidential election held in Ukraine. ... The Ukrainian presidential election, 1994 was a presidential election held in 1994 in Ukraine. ... The Ukrainian presidential election, 1999 was a presidential election held in 1999 in Ukraine. ... The presidential election held in November and December 2004 in Ukraine was mostly a political battle between Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych and former Prime Minister and opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko. ... The first parliamentary election in independent Ukraine took place in 1994. ... The second Ukrainian parliamentary election after the collapse of Soviet Union took place on 29 March 1998. ... Ukrainian parliamentary election of 2002 took place on March 31. ... Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: leading party or bloc Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: 2nd best result The Ukrainian parliamentary election took place on March 26, 2006. ... The Referendum took place in Ukraine on December 1, 1991. ... 2000 Ukrainian national referendum (Ukrainian: ) held on April 16, 2000 on the issue of reformation the governing system of Ukraine was formally initiated by President Kuchma and organized by the Central Election Commission on the mass public initiative represented by activist groups across the country. ... Categories: Ukraine-related stubs | Ukrainian government | Elections in Ukraine ... Orange-clad supporters of Viktor Yushchenko gather in Independence Square in Kiev. ... // Western relations Ukraine considers Euro-Atlantic integration its primary foreign policy objective, but in practice balances its relationship with Europe and the United States with strong ties to Russia. ... In 2004, the president of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko, said that Membership of Ukraine in the European Union is a strategic goal of his foreign policy. ... Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      For other uses, see Republic (disambiguation). ... States with semi-presidential systems are shown in yellow The semi-presidential system is a system of government in which a prime minister and a president are both active participants in the day-to-day functioning of the administration of a country. ... A legislature is a governmental deliberative body with the power to adopt laws. ... The judiciary, also referred to as the judicature, consists of justices, judges and magistrates among other types of adjudicators. ... Mariyinsky Palace The President of Ukraine (Ukrainian: , Prezydent Ukrayiny) is the head of the state of Ukraine and acts in its name. ...

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Country summary info

  • Country name
  • Country codes
    • ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2: UA; ISO 3166-1 Alpha-3: UKR; ISO 3166-1 Numeric: 804; ITU: UP
    • Dialing code: 380
  • National holiday
  • Legal system
    • The Ukrainian legal system is based on the civil law and the judicial review of legislative acts.
  • Suffrage
    • 18 years of age; universal except legally disabled.

State motto (Ukrainian): Пролетарі всіх країн, єднайтеся! (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Official language None. ... History of Ukraine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... ISO 3166-1, as part of the ISO 3166 standard, provides codes for the names of countries and dependent areas. ... The International Telecommunication Union (ITU; French: Union internationale des télécommunications, Spanish: Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones) is an international organization established to standardize and regulate international radio and telecommunications. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      For other uses, see Republic (disambiguation). ... Location Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted. ... Oblast (Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasÅ¥, Russian and Ukrainian: , Belarusian: , Bulgarian: о́бласт) refers to a subnational entity in some countries. ... A significant number of autonomous republics can be found within the successor states of the Soviet Union, but the majority are located within Russia. ... Ukraine is subdivided into 24 oblasts (Ukrainian singular: область, oblast; plural області, oblasti), one autonomous republic (автономна республіка, avtonomna respublika), and... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... June 28, 1996. ... June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 186 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Civil law or continental law is the predominant system of law in the world, with its origins in Roman law, and sets out a comprehensive system of rules, usually codified, that are applied and interpreted by judges. ...

State symbols

According to the Constitution, the state symbols of Ukraine are the State Flag of Ukraine, the State Coat of arms of Ukraine and the State Anthem of Ukraine. Flag ratio: 1:1 Article 20 of the Constitution of Ukraine states: „...Державний Прапор України – стяг із двох рівновеликих горизонтальних смуг синього і жовтого кольорів.” Translation: “National Flag of Ukraine is a banner of two equal-sized horizontal strips colored blue and yellow” The flag of Ukraine was adopted in 1918, and is interpreted as the blue sky (symbolizing peace) over fields of... Small coat of Arms of Ukraine. ... Mykhaylo Verbytsky, composer Ukraines glory has not perished (Ukrainian: Ще не вмерла України or Shche ne vmerla Ukrainy) is the national anthem of Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Flag ratio: 1:1 Article 20 of the Constitution of Ukraine states: „...Державний Прапор України – стяг із двох рівновеликих горизонтальних смуг синього і жовтого кольорів.” Translation: “National Flag of Ukraine is a banner of two equal-sized horizontal strips colored blue and yellow” The flag of Ukraine was adopted in 1918, and is interpreted as the blue sky (symbolizing peace) over fields of... Small coat of Arms of Ukraine. ... Mykhaylo Verbytsky, composer Ukraines glory has not perished (Ukrainian: Ще не вмерла України or Shche ne vmerla Ukrainy) is the national anthem of Ukraine. ...

Flag

The State Flag of Ukraine is a banner of two equally-sized horizontal bands of blue and yellow. Flag ratio: 1:1 Article 20 of the Constitution of Ukraine states: „...Державний Прапор України – стяг із двох рівновеликих горизонтальних смуг синього і жовтого кольорів.” Translation: “National Flag of Ukraine is a banner of two equal-sized horizontal strips colored blue and yellow” The flag of Ukraine was adopted in 1918, and is interpreted as the blue sky (symbolizing peace) over fields of...

Coat of arms

The Great State Coat of arms of Ukraine will be established with the consideration of the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine as its main element. The Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine ("the Trident") is based on the emblem of the Rurik Dynasty of the rulers of Kievan Rus'. Small coat of Arms of Ukraine. ... The Rurik Dynasty was the ruling dynasty of what is now Belarus, Russia and Ukraine from 862 to 1598. ... Kievan Rus′ was the early, mostly East Slavic [1] state dominated by the city of Kiev from about 880 to the middle of the 12th century. ...

Anthem

"Ukraine's glory has not perished" is the national anthem set to the music by Mykhailo Verbytskyi with the words by Pavlo Chubynskyi. Mykhaylo Verbytsky, composer Ukraines glory has not perished (Ukrainian: Ще не вмерла України or Shche ne vmerla Ukrainy) is the national anthem of Ukraine. ... Michael Verbytsky (1815 - 1870) was a Ukrainian songwriter. ...


Head of state

Main article: President of Ukraine

According to the constitution the President of Ukraine is the head of state. The current president of Ukraine is Viktor Yushchenko (since January 23, 2005) Mariyinsky Palace The President of Ukraine (Ukrainian: , Prezydent Ukrayiny) is the head of the state of Ukraine and acts in its name. ... Mariyinsky Palace The President of Ukraine (Ukrainian: , Prezydent Ukrayiny) is the head of the state of Ukraine and acts in its name. ... Queen Elizabeth II, is the Head of State of 16 countries including: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Jamaica, New Zealand and the Bahamas, as well as crown colonies and overseas territories of the United Kingdom. ... Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko (Ukrainian: ) (born February 23, 1954) is the current President of Ukraine. ... January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


President is elected by popular vote for a five-year term. The last presidential elections were held in 2004 (See: Ukrainian presidential election, 2004). The presidential election held in November and December 2004 in Ukraine was mostly a political battle between Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych and former Prime Minister and opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko. ...


While after the Constitutional reform in Ukraine the Presidential authority became substantially reduced, the president still wields significant powers accorded to him by law, but partially due to a strong tradition of central authority in the country.


The presidential authority to disband the parliament (Verkhovna Rada) has been substantially reduced as the current Constitution of Ukraine provides for such action only under a more narrow than before specific set of conditions. Similarly, the conditions that allow the President to dismiss the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, including the Prime Minister have been substantially restricted as well. The presidential participation in the choice of the Prime Minister and most other members of the Cabinet has been reduced. While both the choice of the candidate for the Prime Minister and its final approval is now the responsibility of the parliament, it is the President who makes a formal nomination of the candidate proposed to him by the parliamentary coalition back to the full Verkhovna Rada for an up and down approval vote. The issue on whether the presidential role in the nomination is purely ceremonial, that is whether he has to nominate the candidate offered to him by a coalition or whether he can refuse and, thus force the coalition to come up with a different nomination, remains unresolved as of August 2006 and is a matter of an intense political debate. A parliament is a legislature, especially in those countries whose system of government is based on the Westminster system modelled after that of the United Kingdom. ... Verkhovna Rada. ... June 28, 1996. ... Cabinet of Ministers The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is the highest body in the system of bodies of executive power in Ukraine. ... The Prime Minister of Ukraine is appointed by the President and ratified by the Verkhovna Rada (parliament). ... Verkhovna Rada. ...


Although most of the members of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine are chosen and nominated to the Parliament by the Prime Minister, the President still retains the authority to nominate the Ministers of the Foreign Affairs and of Defense for the parliamentary approval.[1] The President also nominates for the heads of the central enforcement-related bodies that do not belong to the Cabinet, such as the Prosecutor General of Ukraine and the head of the Security Service of Ukraine, but not of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the largest governmental security arm whose responsibility includes most of the police (militsiya) agency. Cabinet of Ministers The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is the highest body in the system of bodies of executive power in Ukraine. ... The Prosecutor General of Ukraine (also: Attorney General of Ukraine, Ukrainian: ) heads the system of official prosecution in courts known as the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine (Генеральна прокуратура України). The Office of the Prosecutor General is entrusted with: prosecution in court on behalf of the State; representation of the interests... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (Ukrainian: ) or MVS) is the national police authority of Ukraine. ... A member of a Russian special purpose police team (OMSN), equipped with a 9A91 submachine gun. ...


Also, the President appoints and dismisses the Heads of the Local State Administrations (i.e. governors) by nomination of the Cabinet of Ministers. The debate on whether the President could hypothetically reject the candidate for the governernorship officially proposed by the Prime Minister, thus forcing the latter to come up with a different nomination, is yet to be resolved. A governor is an official who heads the government of a colony, state or other sub-national state unit. ...


Legislative branch

Main article: Verkhovna Rada

Verkhovna Rada, a unicameral parliament (450 seats) amends the Constitution of Ukraine, drafts laws, ratifies international treaties, appoints a number of officials, and elects judges. Verkhovna Rada. ... Verkhovna Rada. ...


Elections were last held on March 26, 2006. (See Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2006). March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (86th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: leading party or bloc Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: 2nd best result The Ukrainian parliamentary election took place on March 26, 2006. ...


Following the Constitutional Reform in Ukraine the authority of the Verkhovna Rada over the selection and oversight of the executive branch has been substantially increased. Verkhovna Rada. ...


Executive branch

The Prime Minister of Ukraine (the head of the Cabinet) and the Cabinet are appointed by the Verkhovna Rada (the parliament). The current Prime Minister is Viktor Yanukovych, whose candidacy was approved on August 4, 2006, following tense and controversial political negotiations. Cabinet of Ministers The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is the highest body in the system of bodies of executive power in Ukraine. ... The Prime Minister of Ukraine is appointed by the President and ratified by the Verkhovna Rada (parliament). ... Verkhovna Rada. ... Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych (Ukrainian: ; Russian: ) (born on July 9, 1950 in Yenakiieve, Donetsk Oblast) is the Prime Minister of Ukraine. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


The appointment of Yanukovych ended the 10-month tenure of Yuriy Yekhanurov, who was the PM since September 28, 2005, and acting PM after his resignation at the first meeting of the newly convoked parliament on May 26, 2006. It should be noted that in early January of 2006 the Verkhovna Rada dismissed the Cabinet of Yekhanurov, but ordered it to continue functioning until the new Cabinet is formed. However, on July 25, 2006, in a surprise action, the newly convoked parliament repealed the January dismissal. Yuriy Yekhanurov. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ...


The Prime Minister is both nominated and approved by the parliament. A candidate is proposed by the parliamentary coalition to the President and the latter submits an official nomination back to Verkhovna Rada for a formal approval vote. [2] While the official nomination of the candidate for the parliamentary approval is still made by the President, the Head of the State, formally, takes no part in the nominee's selection and there is an ambiguity whether the President may turn down the candidate suggested by the parliamentary coalition. Verkhovna Rada. ...


The Prime Minister, following his appointment, nominates other members of the Cabinet (ministers) for approval by the Verkhovna Rada, except the Ministers of the Foreign Affairs and of Defense, who are nominated by the President. The Cabinet of Ministers also nominates the heads of the local state administrations (i.e. governors) to be appointed by the President. The debate on whether the President could hypothetically reject the candidate for the governernorship officially proposed by the Prime Minister is yet to be resolved. A governor is an official who heads the government of a colony, state or other sub-national state unit. ...


The Prime Minister and his Cabinet could now be dismissed only by the Parliament while formerly the President could dismiss the entire cabinet unilaterally at any time, as it happened in 2005 for Tymoshenko Cabinet. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yulia Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko[1] (Ukrainian: ) (born 27 November 1960) is a Ukrainian politician and former Prime Minister of Ukraine (from 24 January to 8 September 2005). ...


Judicial branch

  • Constitutional jurisdiction
    • The Constitutional Court of Ukraine. The Constitutional Court has been formed on October 18, 1996,[3] following the adoption of a new Constitution. Initially the judges were appointed for 6 years, and by 2005 the term has been expired for the majority of judges, which resulted in the court being de facto not functioning. Following the Constitutional reform, the new judges, which took oath in the parliament on August 4, 2006 were appointed for an indefinite term.
  • General jurisdiction
    • The Supreme Court of Ukraine;
    • High specialized courts: the High Arbitration Court of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Вищий господарський суд України), the High Administrative Court of Ukraine;
    • Regional courts of appeal, military courts of appeal, specialized courts of appeal;
    • Local district courts, military garrison courts.

The Constitution of Ukraine provides for trials by jury. This has not yet been implemented in practice. Moreover, some courts provided for by legislation as still in project, as is the case for, e.g., the Court of Appeals of Ukraine. The reform of the judicial branch is presently under way. The judicial system of Ukraine consists of four levels, as follows: Local courts of general jurisdiction (combining criminal and civil jurisdiction) consisting of: district, urban district and town courts; regional courts; city courts in Kiev and Sevastopol; administrative local courts. ... Constitutional Court The Constitutional Court of Ukraine (Ukrainian: ) is the only body of constitutional jurisdiction in Ukraine. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Supreme Court of Ukraine (in Ukrainian, Верховний Суд України) is the highest judicial body in the system of courts of general jurisdiction in Ukraine. ...


Other bodies

NSDC was originally created in 1992 as the National Security Council, but significantly revamped and strengthened under President Kuchma. The NSDC staff is tasked with developing national security policy on domestic and international matters and advising the president.

See also

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The Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine (Ukrainian: or SZR) was formed in 2004, a former department of the Security Service of Ukraine. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (Ukrainian: ) or MVS) is the national police authority of Ukraine. ... Berkut (Ukrainian: ) is a special reaction force of Ukrainian militsiya (police) within the Internal Ministrys national police authority. ... State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (Ukrainian: ; abbr. ... The New Ukrainian Armed Forces Flag The Ukrainian Ground Forces (Ukrainian: ) were formed from the Soviet Army formations, units, and establishments, including three military district headquarters (the Kiev, Carpathian, and Odessa), that were on Ukrainian soil when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990-2. ... 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Below is the list of all raions in Ukraine, listed by subdivisions of which they are a part. ... As of January 1, 2006 there are 457 cities (Ukrainian: мiсто, misto) in Ukraine. ... As of January 1, 2006 there are 886 urban-type settlements (Ukrainian: , translit. ... A NASA satellite image of the Dnieper and its tributaries. ... Rock formations of Ukraine Nikita, Yalta Skaly Taraktasky, Crimea Karadag, Crimea Fiolent, Sevastopol Categories: Ukraine geography stubs | Geography of Ukraine | Rock formations ... The National Bank of Ukraine is the central bank of the country. ... ISO 4217 Code UAH User(s) Ukraine Inflation 11. ... www. ... Demographics of Ukraine, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands. ... Ukrainian (украї́нська мо́ва, ukrayinska mova, ) is a language of the East Slavic subgroup of the Slavic languages. ... The first Ukrainian Census after the dissolution of the Soviet Union was carried out by State Statistics Committee of Ukraine on December 5, 2001, twelve years after the last All-Union census in 1989. ... Ukraine is a country with a well-defined national identity, but also an assortment of strong culturally-identified ethnic groups. ... Ukrainian cuisine has a rich history and offers a wide variety of dishes, partly borrowed from other cuisines like German, Turkish and Polish. ... Location of Ukraine The wine industry of Ukraine is well-established with long traditions. ... A Ukrainian dance troupe at the BC Ukrainian Cultural Festival Ukrainian Dance most often to refers to Ukrainian Folk-Stage Dance (as it is known by ethnographers and dance historians), a stylized form of a Folk Dance based in part on the movements contained in, and the actual traditional dances... Ukraine is an Eastern European country, formerly part of the Soviet Union. ... The name Ukraine (Ukrainian: , ) has been used in a variety of ways since the twelfth century. ... This is a partial list of famous or notable people who have Ukrainian roots (ethnic - paternal or maternal, speak/write in the Ukrainian language, and/or were born or spent an essential part of their life on todays Ukrainian territory, and were important to the development of Ukraine culturally... Flag ratio: 1:1 Article 20 of the Constitution of Ukraine states: „...Державний Прапор України – стяг із двох рівновеликих горизонтальних смуг синього Ñ– жовтого кольорів.” Translation: “National Flag of Ukraine is a banner of two equal-sized horizontal strips colored blue and yellow” The flag of Ukraine was adopted in 1918, and is interpreted as the blue sky (symbolizing peace) over fields of... Small coat of Arms of Ukraine. ... Mykhaylo Verbytsky, composer Shche ne vmerla Ukrainy (Ukrainian: , or Ukraines glory has not perished - literally ) is the national anthem of Ukraine. ... Hero of Ukraine (Ukrainian: , transliteration: Heroy Ukrayiny; Russian: ) is the highest state decoration that can be conferred upon an individual citizen by the Government of Ukraine. ...

External links

  • Ukraine at Erik Herron's Guide to Politics of East Central Europe and Eurasia hosted at Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Kansas University

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