People's Party (Ukraine)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
People's Party
Leader Volodymyr Lytvyn
Founded 1996
Ideology Agrarianism,[1]
Centrism[1]
International affiliation None
Colours Blue
Verkhovna Rada
0 / 450
Regions (2010)
136 / 3,056
[2]
Website
narodna.org.ua
Politics of Ukraine
Political parties
Elections

The People's Party (Ukrainian: Народна Партія; Narodna Partiya) is a political party in Ukraine. It was previously named as the Agrarian Party of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Аграрна партія України).[3] The party is led by Volodymyr Lytvyn.[3] In September 2011 he claimed that his party was only surpassed in membership by the Party of Regions and Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko.[4]

The party won 2 seats in the Ukrainian parliament in the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election.[5] In the 2014 parliamentary election the party won no parliamentary seats.[6][7]

History[edit]

During the Ukrainian parliamentary election, 1998 the party gained 3,68% of the popular vote,[3] the party won 2 (single-mandate constituency) seats.

At the parliamentary elections on 30 March 2002, the party was part of the For United Ukraine alliance.[3] At the parliamentary elections on 26 March 2006 the party was part of the electoral Lytvyn's People's Bloc, which won 2.44% of the popular vote and no seats.[3] In the parliamentary elections on 30 September 2007, the party was part of the Lytvyn Bloc alliance,[3] that won 20 out of 450 seats.

In November 2010 the Bloc of Lytvyn faction in the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's parliament) was renamed People's Party faction.[8]

In the 2010 local elections the party won representative in 20 of the 24 regional parliaments, it did not win seats in the Supreme Council of Crimea.[9]

In August 2011 party leader Lytvyn stated that his People's Party will merge with fellow Ukrainian party Party of Regions.[10] Earlier that month Strong Ukraine had announced the same move.[4][11] But Mid-December 2011 Lytvyn stated that People's Party will participate in the 2012 parliamentary elections independently.[12] In these election the party did not run on the nationwide proportional party-list but it did win 2 constituencies (it had competed in 58 constituencies[13]), one won by Lytvyn and the other one by Serhiy Hrynyvetsky,[14] and thus parliamentary representation.[15] Hrynyvetsky joined the faction of Party of Regions in December 2012, while Lytvyn did not join any faction.[16]

In the 2014 parliamentary election the party did not compete on the nationwide party list and also did not win a constituency seat and thus no parliamentary seats.[6] [7] Lytvyn was re-elected into parliament as an independent candidate in elctorial district 65.[17]

Election results[edit]

Verkhovna Rada
Year Popular vote  % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Government
1998 978,330 3.8%
2 / 450
Increase 2 support
2002 For United Ukraine bloc
22 / 450
Increase 20 coalition government
2006 Lytvyn Bloc
0 / 450
Decrease 22 N/A
2007 Lytvyn Bloc
20 / 450
Increase 20 opposition
2012
2 / 450
Decrease 18 support

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram, "Ukraine", Parties and Elections in Europe, retrieved 5 November 2012 
  2. ^ (Ukrainian) Results of elections, Central Election Commission
  3. ^ a b c d e f (Ukrainian) Народна Партія, Database DATA
  4. ^ a b Regions Party and People's Party holding consultations on unification, Kyiv Post (September 29, 2011)
  5. ^ Party of Regions gets 185 seats in Ukrainian parliament, Batkivschyna 101 - CEC, Interfax-Ukraine (12 November 2012)
  6. ^ a b Poroshenko Bloc to have greatest number of seats in parliament, Ukrainian Television and Radio (8 November 2014)
    People's Front 0.33% ahead of Poroshenko Bloc with all ballots counted in Ukraine elections - CEC, Interfax-Ukraine (8 November 2014)
    Poroshenko Bloc to get 132 seats in parliament - CEC, Interfax-Ukraine (8 November 2014)
  7. ^ a b Olszański, Tadeusz A. (16 October 2014), Before the parliamentary elections in Ukraine, OSW—Centre for Eastern Studies 
  8. ^ Bloc of Lytvyn faction renamed, Kyiv Post (November 19, 2010)
  9. ^ (Ukrainian) Results of the elections, preliminary data, on interactive maps by Ukrayinska Pravda (8 November 2010)
  10. ^ Azarov: We welcome other parties joining Regions Party, Kyiv Post (August 23, 2011)
  11. ^ Azarov: Regions Party teams up with Strong Ukraine, Kyiv Post (August 16, 2011)
  12. ^ (Ukrainian) Литвин поведе Народну партію на вибори саму, Ukrayinska Pravda (12 December 2011)
  13. ^ (Ukrainian) Candidates, RBC Ukraine
  14. ^ Results of the vote count, Kyiv Post (9 November 2012)
  15. ^ (Ukrainian) Proportional votes & Constituency seats, Central Election Commission of Ukraine
  16. ^ (Ukrainian) National deputies of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada
  17. ^ Data on vote counting at percincts within single-mandate districts Extraordinary parliamentary election on 26.10.2014, Central Election Commission of Ukraine
    (Ukrainian) Candidates and winners for the seat of the constituencies in the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election, RBK Ukraine

External links[edit]