Democratic Party of Ukraine

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Democratic Party of Ukraine
Демократична партія України
Leader Svitlana Kostyuk
Founder Yuriy Badzyo
Founded December 16, 1990; 23 years ago (1990-12-16)
Split from People's Movement of Ukraine
Headquarters Kiev, Ukraine
National affiliation People's Movement of Ukraine
Ukrainian Republican Party
Party of Economic Revival
Democratic Union
Block of People's Democratic Parties
Ukrainian Regional Asset
Politics of Ukraine
Political parties
Elections

The Democratic Party of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Демократична партія України; Demokratychna Partiya Ukrayni) is a political party in Ukraine registered in 1991.[1] Until 2006 it had a parliamentary representation, but after associating itself with the People's Democratic Party the party disappeared from political arena.

History[edit]

The Democratic Party of Ukraine is one of the oldest political institutions of Ukraine. DemPU was founded in 1990 by a group of famous Ukrainian dissidents.

In the Ukrainian parliamentary election, 1994 the party gained 2 seats. In the Ukrainian parliamentary election, 1998 the party was party of the Electoral bloc NEP with the Party of Economic Revival, the combination won 1,22% of the national vote;[2][3] the party gained 1 (single-mandate constituency) seat.[4] In a union with the Democratic Union[3] the party gained 4 constituency seats during the Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2002. At the parliamentary elections 2006 the party took part in the alliance Block of people's democratic parties but this alliance did not overcome the 3% threshold (winning only 0.49% of the votes) and therefore no seats.[3] In the 30 September 2007 elections, the party failed as part of the Ukrainian Regional Asset to win parliamentary representation.[3]

The merger of United Centre with the Democratic Party of Ukraine failed to materialize prior to the first ever congress of United Centre.[5]

In July 2011 the chairman of the Democratic Party of Ukraine Sergey Kozachenko was sentenced to eight years in prison Kiev District Court of Simferopol on charges of embezzling 65 million hryvnia in credit union's "Southern".[6]

The party did not participate in the 2012 parliamentary elections.[7]

The party won 11 seats in the 2014 Kiev City Council election.[8]

Electoral results[edit]

Presidential since 1994
(year links to election page)
Year Candidate Votes %
1994
Parliamentary since 1994
(year links to election page)
Year Votes % Mandates Notes
1994
312,842
1.20
2
independently
1998
326,489
1.22
1
as part "Bloc of Democratic Parties"
2002
227,393
0.87
4
as part of Democratic Party - Democratic Union
2006
126,586
0.49
0
as part of People's Democratic Parties
2007
80,944
0.34
0
as part of People's Democratic Parties
2012 DNP


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