Peasant Party of Ukraine

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Peasant Party of Ukraine
Селянська партія України
Leader Zynoviy Kholodniuk
Founded 25 January 1992
Headquarters Kiev
Ideology Agrarianism
Socialism
Colours Yellow, Blue
Website
selpu.info/

The Peasant Party of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Селянська партія України, Selyans'ka Partiya Ukrayiny, SelPU) is an agrarian and socialist[1] political party in Ukraine. It was created in 1992[2] as a successor of the Communist Party of Ukraine that was temporarily outlawed in 1991.[3]

At the Ukrainian parliamentary election in 1994, the party obtained 2.74% of the votes and 19 out of 450 seats in the Verkhovna Rada. At the Ukrainian parliamentary election in 1998, it gained in coalition with the Socialist Party of Ukraine 8.56% of the vote and 35 seats.[4] The SelPU faction in the Verkhovna Rada consisted of 14 deputies.[5] After the creation of the new parliamentary faction Solidarity in 2000 a lot of deputies of the party moved to this new faction.[6]

The following elections were not successful for the party. In the elections of 2002 the party won 0.37% of the votes, in 2006 0.31% and in the 2007 elections the party did not participate.[2]

In the 2004 presidential elections, the party supported the candidature of Viktor Yanukovych.

In 2011, the party decided to join the Socialist Party of Ukraine.[7] On 28 January 2012, this decision was declared illegal by the Justice Ministry.[8]

The party did not participate in the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election.[9]

References

  1. ^ Broadleft.org
  2. ^ a b (in Ukrainian) Селянська партія України, DA-TA
  3. ^ Establishment of national statehood. History of Ukraine
  4. ^ Project on Political Transformation and the Electoral Process in Post-Communist Europe
  5. ^ Parties and Elections in Europe
  6. ^ Ukrainian Political Update by Taras Kuzio and Alex Frishberg, Frishberg & Partners, 21 February 2008 (page 22)
  7. ^ Information Agency UNIAN
  8. ^ Ukraine Business Online
  9. ^ Alphabetical Index of parties in 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election, Central Election Commission of Ukraine

External links

  • Official website (in Ukrainian)
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