Candidates for the new Verkhovna Rada 2014 (INFOGRAPHIC)
Among the candidates for the new Verkhovna Rada, one third are young people, 15% are temporarily unemployed, and the Petro Poroshenko Bloc is the leader of all current deputies.
This is evidenced by the monitoring data of the public network "Support", Ukrainian Pravda reports.
A total of 6 627 candidates will participate in the extraordinary parliamentary elections: 3 121 on party lists, 3 506 in single-member districts.
Among them, 302 are the current deputies of the Verkhovna Rada (in all, from the “Bloc of Petro Poroshenko” - 42, “Fatherland” - 26, VO “Svoboda” - 23, 149 - go to the districts).
In total, 29 political parties will participate in the elections (8 more than in the 2012 elections).
Compared to the last regular election, 2.5 times fewer political parties (32 versus 81) nominated their candidates in the constituencies.
The vast majority of candidates, both in party lists and in majoritarian districts, received higher education (92%), 4% have a general secondary education, 3% have a vocational or specialized secondary education, and 1% have an incomplete higher or basic higher education.
However, only three parties included in their lists more than 10 candidates with secondary education: VO "Freedom" (26 people), Political Party "5.10" (25 people) and the Radical Party of Oleg Lyashko (17 people).
Interestingly, 98% of the candidates on the lists of the Opposition Bloc party are non-partisan, while 100% of the candidates from VO Freedom and 99% of the Communist Party have party tickets.
A positive trend in the current campaign is an increase in the share of women among candidates nominated by political parties on the lists (25.8%), youth under 35 years old (32%).
Most candidates are middle-aged 36–59 years old - 57% on the lists and 66% in the districts.
15% of candidates on party lists and 14% in majority districts are temporarily unemployed.
In total, the CEC issued 214 decisions to deny registration to 819 citizens.
In most cases, the reason for the refusal was the absence of an obligation, if elected, to cease operations and lay down a representative mandate, which is incompatible with the mandate of a people's deputy (389 cases).