Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dissecting the vote: Zakarpattia and Ternopil

Two interesting outcomes in the final round vote that have not been widely discussed in the English media is the outcome in Zakarpattia and Ternopil. We are not sure if it has been been discussed in the Ukrainian media

1. Viktor Yanukovych was the highest polling candidate in Zakarpattiia previsoully Our Ukraine/Yushchenko were the highest. (See 2004,2006 and 2007 election results) District 74 місто Берегове (Beregove - a Hungarian community located near the border)

2. The other interesting observation is that Yanukovych actually went backwards between the first round and the second round in Ternopiil.  In the first round Yanukovych received 6354 (0.26% of the national vote) in the second final round, with less number of candidates, Yanukovych recorded only 5370 (0.21% of the national vote)  Why Yanukovych went backwards in the second round is any ones guess but we think this  would make interesting reading.

3 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Your first point is slightly misleading. Official results at CEC indicate Tymoshenko won Zakarpattia oblast in round 2 with 51.66% vs. Yanukovych's 41.55% . Yanukovych was the leader in Zakarpattia in round one, with 29.65% of votes there.

Second point is indeed interesting...

UkrToday said...

I should clarify this. he was "leading" in the district vote not the overall region, that's true. But it is never the less interesting as it could indicate that the Hungarian community may not have backed Yulia. More research is required.

UkrToday said...

PS I do not like presenting regional percentages as they are in themselves misleading as the vote is a national vote not regional.