Labour Ukraine

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Not to be confused with Labour Party Ukraine.
Labour Ukraine
Founded June 21, 2000[1]
International affiliation None
Colours Dark blue
Website
www.trud.org.ua
Politics of Ukraine
Political parties
Elections

Labour Ukraine (Ukrainian: Трудова Україна Trudova Ukrajina)[1] is a political party in Ukraine registered in June 2000.[1]

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A Labour Ukraine faction was created after the 1998 parliamentary election[2] on April 20, 1999.[3] In September 2000 the Labour Ukraine faction in the Ukrainian Parliament numbered 45 MPs and was the second largest entity in the parliament.[4] Serhiy Tihipko was elected party leader in November 2000.[3] The party supported President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma during his presidency.[5]

At the legislative elections of 30 March 2002, the party was part of the For United Ukraine alliance.[6] winning 49 seats, their list of deputies included Viktor Pinchuk.[7] The party leader was Serhiy Tyhypko.[8] After the 2004 presidential election Tihipko stepped out of Ukrainian politics, resigning as Labour Ukraine leader on April 23, 2005,[9] before returning to it in the 2010 presidential election.[10]

In the 2006 elections, the party failed on its own to win parliamentary representation (it won 0,09% of the votes).[1]

In the 2007 parliamentary elections the party did not participate.[1] In this election Labour Ukraine members, including party leader Valeriy Konovalyuk, decided to join the Party of Regions election list.[11] Again in the 2012 parliamentary elections the party was absent.[12]

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