¹ 1 - 2004
Ragozin N.P.

Development of the Ukraine’s Party System

With quantitative methods of analyzing a party system applied, the author discusses dynamics of such system in the Ukraine, with materials of the 1994, 1998, and 2002 parliamentary elections investigated. He tries to elicit specific features of the said system, particularly those derivable from legislation. The general conclusion is that the system in question is a multiparty one with small parties; it has not yet completely formed; it is now at a crossroads: either further attempts to artificially set up a power party, or adoption of the principles of consociational democracy.