Ukrainian politician, lawyer, business oligarch, leader of Ukrainian Choice Ukrainian organization. Medvedchuk has been a member of the Social Democratic Party of Ukraine since 1994. He served as chairman from 1998 till two days after the 26 March 2006 parliamentary election. Medvedchuk first entered the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) in 1997 by winning a by-election. In 2002 he was reelected to parliament, Medvedchuk was the First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada from February 2000 till December 2001. From June 2002 till January 2005 Medvedchuk served as head of President Leonid Kuchma's presidential administration. Since November 2008 Medvedchuk has been a member of the Supreme Council of Justice.
Doctor of Law (1997), Professor (2001). Corresponding member of the Academy of Ecological Sciences of Ukraine, member of the Academy of Economic Sciences of Ukraine (1998), member of the International Slavic Academy (1998), member of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine (2001). Honored Lawyer of Ukraine (1992).