Mayor of Kiev

Mayor of Kiev City
Kiev City Council.jpg
Kiev City Council building
Leonid Chernovetskyi

since March 26, 2006
Appointer Popular vote
Term length 4 years
Inaugural holder Hryhoriy Malyshevskyi

Mayor of Kiev (Ukrainian: Київський міський голова) is the elected mayor of the municipality of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, who is also normally automatically appointed as Head of the City's State Administration and Chair of the City Council.

The current mayor is Leonid Chernovetsky, who has held the position since March 26, 2006. However, since November 2010 most of his powers where transferred to the new Head of Kiev City State Administration, Oleksandr Popov.


Fall of Chernovetsky

Since the appointment by President Yanukovych of Oleksandr Popov as Head of Kiev City State Administration on November 16, 2010, replacing the incumbent mayor, Chernovetsky was deprived of any official decision-making role and most power in the capital was handed over to Popov.[1][2][3] Yanukovych was able to appoint Popov after Ukraine's national parliament had amended the law on “the capital of Ukraine – hero city of Kiev” on September 7, 2010 making it possible for the president to appoint the chairman of the city administration at his discretion (before the amendments, the elected mayor of Kiev was automatically appointed head of the city administration).[4] Another presidential decree relieved Chernovitsky of the office of "Head of the Kiev State Administration", while still preserving the post of mayor.[4]

Chernovetsky was not seen in Kiev for several months after Popov's appointment.[3][5] But returned to the public eye early 2011.[4][6] Among the city residents of Kiev, Chernovetskyi had become extremely unpopular.[7]

Elections of the mayor of Kiev

According to the Kiev City Electoral Commission, Chernovetsky won in 2006 31.83% of the popular vote, Vitali Klitschko placed second with 23.7%, and incumbent Oleksandr Omelchenko placed third with 21.2%.[8]

As of December 2006, the rating of Chernovetsky decreased to 8%.[citation needed] That is mostly due to his betrayal of those who elected him, most notably through his increasing of the price of household services (such as hot and cold running water and gas) by 340%.

Leonid Chernovetskyi won another term as Mayor of Kiev with 38% of the vote in the May 25, 2008 snap local election, called on by the Verkhovna Rada in March.[9]

The next Kiev local election (including Mayoral elections) are set for 2012.[2]

List of Mayors of Kiev

Earlier leaders of Kiev

Chiefs of City's Executive Committee (Ukraine)
  • 1992 Ivan Dankevych
  • 1991 - 1992 Oleksandr Mosiyuk
  • Hryhoriy Malyshevskyi
Chiefs of City's Executive Committee (Soviet Union)
  • 1979 - 1990 Valentyn Zhyrskyi
  • 1968 - 1979 Volodymyr Husyev
  • 1963 - 1968 Mykhailo Burka
  • 1947 - 1963 Oleksiy Davydov
  • 1946 - 1947 Fedir Chebotariov
  • 1944 - 1946 Fedir Mokiyenko
Burgmeisters (Germany)
  • 02/1942 - 11/1943 Leontiy Forostivskyi
  • 10/1941 - 02/1942 Volodymyr Bahaziy
  • 9/1941 - 10/1941 Oleksandr Ohloblyn
Chiefs of City's Executive Committee (Soviet Union)
  • 1938 - 1941 Ivan Shevtsov (deputy)
  • 1937 - 1940 Mykola Pashko
  • 1937 Pavlo Khrystych
  • 1934 - 1937 Rafail Petrushanskyi
  • 1925 - 1927 Panteleimon Svystun
  • 1924 - 1925 Hryhoriy Hrynko
  • 1920 - 1923 Jan Hamarnyk
City's Governor (Ukrainian Nation)
  • 1919 - Ipolit Dyakov
  • 1917 - 1918 Yevhen Riabtsov
City's Governor (Russian Empire)
  • 1916 - 1917 Fedir Burchak
  • 1906 - 1916 Ipolit Dyakov
  • .....

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