Communist Party of Ukraine (renewed)
The Communist Party of Ukraine (renewed) (Ukrainian: Комуністична партія України (оновлена); Komunistyčna Partija Ukraïny (onovlena)) is a banned political party in Ukraine, formed in November 2000 following a split from the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU). KPU(o) is led by Mykhaylo Savenko, previously a member of Parliament of the pro-president Kuchma Labour Ukraine. On 30 September 2015 the District Administrative Court in Kiev banned the party.
KPU claimed that the formation of KPU(o) was instigated by the political establishment, in order to steal votes from KPU.
At the legislative elections on 30 March 2002, the party won 1.4% of the popular vote and no seats. despite the fact that only six other parties spent more on their election campaign. In the 30 September 2007 elections, the party garnered only 0.29% of the popular vote.
In May 2015, laws that ban communist symbols came into effect in Ukraine, thus banning communist symbols, singing the Soviet national hymn or the Internationale. Because of these laws the Ukrainian Interior Ministry stripped the party of its right to participate in elections on 24 July 2015 and it stated it was continuing the court actions (that started in July 2014) to end the registration of Ukraine’s communist parties. The party did not challenge this ban and was thus on 30 September 2015 terminated by the District Administrative Court in Kiev.
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