Reforms and Order Party

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Reforms and Order Party
Leader Sergei Sobolev[1]
Founded October 1997 (1997-10)
Dissolved June 15, 2013 (2013-06-15)[2]
Merged into All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland"[2]
Headquarters Kiev, Ukraine
Ideology Liberalism[3][4]
Political position Centre-right[5]
International affiliation None
Colours Blue
Website
http://www.prp.org.ua/
Politics of Ukraine
Political parties
Elections

Party Reform and Order (Ukrainian: Партія «Реформи і порядок» Partiya Reformy i Poriadok) is a former liberal political party in Ukraine.[3][2] The party merged into All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" in June 2013.[2]

History[edit]

The party was organized in October 1997[6] as a right-wing party, led by ex-vice Prime Minister Viktor Pynzenyk. And it was registered as the fiftieth political party in the history of Ukrainian modern politics. The party was an offspring from the electoral bloc of 1997 "Forward, Ukraine!".

At the parliamentary elections[7] on 29 March 1998 the party, obtained 3,13% of the votes,[6] 10th place out of 30 participated parties, and 3 (single-mandate constituency) seats in the parliament; 2 in the Lviv Oblast and 1 in the Mykolaiv Oblast.[8]

At the parliamentary elections on 30 March 2002, the party was part of the Viktor Yushchenko Bloc Our Ukraine.[6] Before the Orange Revolution of 2004 the party renamed itself into Our Ukraine (Nasha Ukrayina). After the revolution the party kept some distance from the People's Union Our Ukraine and after a court decision renamed itself again in Party Reform and Order (Partiya Reformy i Poriadok).

At the parliamentary elections on 26 March 2006, it won in an alliance with Pora 1.47% of the popular vote and no seats.[6]

On December 3, 2006 the party announced their decision to join the Yuliya Tymoshenko Bloc. In the parliamentary elections on 30 September 2007, the party was part of the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc alliance,[6] that won 156 out of 450 seats.

In April 2010 Viktor Pynzenyk left the party; Sergei Sobolev had been elected party chairman on February 20, 2010.[9][10]

In the 2010 local elections the party won 2 representative in the regional parliament of the Cherkasy Oblast and 1 seats in the city council of Lviv.[11]

The party competed on one single party under "umbrella" party "Fatherland" (also a former member of the Yuliya Tymoshenko Bloc), together with several other parties, during the 2012 parliamentary elections[12][13][14][15][16][17] During the election this list won 62 seats (25.55% of the votes) under the proportional party-list system and another 39 by winning 39 simple-majority constituencies; a total of 101 seats in Parliament.[18]

The party (and Front for Change) merged into "Fatherland" on 15 June 2013.[2] The party is still registered at the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tymoshenko introduces head of Ukrainian opposition government, Kyiv Post (March 18, 2010)
  2. ^ a b c d e Sobolev: Front for Change and Reform and Order Party to join Batkivschyna, Interfax-Ukraine (11 June 2013)
    Front for Change, Reforms and Order to dissolve for merger with Batkivshchyna - Sobolev, Ukrinform (11 June 2013))
  3. ^ a b Haran, Olexiy; Prokopchuk, Dmytro (2010), "The Drama of Ukraine’s 2010 Presidential Election: Opportunities Lost – Does a Potential for Stabilization Remain?", PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo (George Washington University) (89): 4 
  4. ^ Katchanovski, Ivan (2006), The Orange Evolution? The Political Realignment and Regional Divisions in Ukraine, Canadian Political Science Association, p. 13 
  5. ^ Herron, Erik S. (2002), "Causes and Consequences of Fluid Faction Membership in Ukraine", Europe-Asia Studies 54 (4): 625–639, doi:10.1080/09668130220139190 
  6. ^ a b c d e (Ukrainian) Партія „Реформи і порядок”, Database DATA
  7. ^ Representation of parties (blocs) in Elections Commission/Elections 29.11.1998, Central Election Commission of Ukraine
  8. ^ Deputies/Elected in multi-mandate constituency/Elections 29.11.1998, Central Election Commission of Ukraine
  9. ^ (Ukrainian) У "тіні" Тимошенко з'явилась своя партія by Ukrayinska Pravda (April 26, 2010)
  10. ^ (Ukrainian) Пинзеник: Вийшовши з ПРП, я розірвав вузол, що був для мене дискомфортним by Ukrayinska Pravda (April 2, 2010)
  11. ^ (Ukrainian) Results of the elections, preliminary data, on interactive maps by Ukrayinska Pravda (November 8, 2010)
  12. ^ (Ukrainian) Соціально-християнська партія вирішила приєднатися до об'єднаної опозиції, Den (newspaper) (24 April 2012)
  13. ^ Opposition to form single list to participate in parliamentary elections, Kyiv Post (2 March 2012)
    (Ukrainian) "ФРОНТ ЗМІН" ІДЕ В РАДУ З "БАТЬКІВЩИНОЮ", Ukrayinska Pravda (7 April 2012)
    Yatseniuk wants to meet with Tymoshenko to discuss reunion of opposition, Kyiv Post (7 April 2012)
  14. ^ (Ukrainian) Tymoshenko and Yatsenyuk united ("Тимошенко та Яценюк об'єдналися"), Ukrayinska Pravda (23 April 2012)
  15. ^ Civil Position party joins Ukraine's united opposition, Kyiv Post (20 June 2012)
  16. ^ Ukrainian opposition parties agree to form single list for 2012 elections, Kyiv Post (23 January 2012)
  17. ^ Oppositon to form single list to participate in parliamentary elections, Kyiv Post (2 March 2012)
  18. ^ (Ukrainian) Proportional votes & Constituency seats, Central Electoral Commission of Ukraine
    % of total seats, Ukrayinska Pravda
  19. ^ (Ukrainian) Єдиний реєстр громадських формувань Unified Register of community groups, Ukrainian Ministry of Justice (as viewed on 25 October 2013)

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