Peasant Party of Ukraine
|Peasant Party of Ukraine|
|Founded||25 January 1992|
|Politics of Ukraine
The Peasant Party of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Селянська партія України, Selyans'ka Partiya Ukrayiny, SelPU) is an agrarian and socialist political party in Ukraine. It was created in 1992 as a successor of the Communist Party of Ukraine that was temporarily outlawed in 1991.
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. The SelPU faction in the Verkhovna Rada consisted of 14 deputies. After the creation of the new parliamentary faction Solidarity in 2000 a lot of deputies of the party moved to this new faction.
- (Ukrainian) Селянська партія України, DA-TA
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