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The Referendum took place in Ukrainemarker on December 1, 1991. The only question of the referendum was: "Do you support the Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine?" with the text of Act printed first. The referendum was called by the Parliament of Ukrainemarker to confirm the Act of Independence, which was adopted by the Parliament on August 24, 1991.

Citizens of Ukraine expressed overwhelming support for independence. In the referendum, 31,891,742 (or 84.18%) registered voters took part, and among them 28,804,071 (or 90.32%) voted "Yes".

On the same day, the presidential election took place, in which Ukrainians elected Leonid Kravchuk (head of parliament at this time) to serve as the President of Ukraine.

Referendum results by regions

The Act of Independence was supported by citizens of all 27 administrative regions of Ukraine: 24 Oblasts, 1 Autonomous Republic, and 2 Cities with Special Status.

Subdivision Voted "Yes" %
Crimean ASSR 54.19
Cherkasy Oblast 96.03
Chernihiv Oblast 93.74
Chernivtsi Oblast 92.78
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast 90.86
Donetsk Oblast 76.85
Ivano-Frankivsk Oblastmarker 95.81
Kharkiv Oblast 75.83
Kherson Oblastmarker 90.13
Khmelnytskyi Oblast 96.30
Kyiv Oblastmarker 95.52
Kirovohrad Oblast 93.88
Luhansk Oblast 83.86
Lviv Oblastmarker 97.46
Mykolayiv Oblast 89.45
Odessa Oblastmarker 85.38
Poltava Oblastmarker 94.93
Rivne Oblast 95.96
Sumy Oblastmarker 92.61
Ternopil Oblastmarker 98.67
Vinnytsia Oblast 95.43
Volyn Oblast 96.32
Zakarpattia Oblast 92.59
Zaporizhzhia Oblast 80.74
Zhytomyr Oblast 95.06
Kyiv Citymarker 92.87
Sevastopol Citymarker 57.07

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