Democratic Party of Ukraine

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Democratic Party of Ukraine
Демократична партія України
Leader Svitlana Kostyuk
Founder Yuriy Badzyo
Founded December 16, 1990; 24 years ago (1990-12-16)
Split from People's Movement of Ukraine
Headquarters Kiev, Ukraine
Kiev City Council
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The Democratic Party of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Демократична партія України; Demokratychna Partiya Ukrayni) is a political party in Ukraine registered in 1991.[1] Until 2006 it had a parliamentary representation, but after associating itself with the People's Democratic Party, the Democratic Party disappeared from political arena.

The party did not participate in either the 2012 nor the 2014 parliamentary elections.[2] In the 2014 Kiev City Council election, the party won 2 seats.[3]

History[edit]

The Democratic Party of Ukraine is one of the oldest political institutions of Ukraine. The Democratic Party was founded in 1990 by a group of Ukrainian dissidents.

In the 1994 parliamentary election, the party won 2 seats. In the 1998 elections, the party was party of the Electoral bloc NEP with the Party of Economic Revival, the combination won 1,22% of the national vote;[4][5] the party gained 1 (single-mandate constituency) seat.[6] In a union with the Democratic Union[5] the party gained 4 constituency seats during the Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2002.

In the 2006 elections, the party took part in the alliance Block of People's Democratic Parties but this alliance did not overcome the 3% threshold (winning only 0.49% of the votes) and therefore no seats.[5] In the 30 September 2007 elections, the party failed as part of the Ukrainian Regional Asset to win parliamentary representation.[5]

The merger of United Centre with the Democratic Party of Ukraine failed to materialize prior to the first ever congress of United Centre.[7]

In July 2011 the chairman of the Democratic Party of Ukraine Sergey Kozachenko was sentenced to eight years in prison Kiev District Court of Simferopol on charges of embezzling 65 million hryvnia in credit union's "Southern".[8]

In November 2011 the party formed a faction in the Kiev City Council of 7 deputies,[9] this while in the previous 2008 Kiev City Council election the party had not won any seats.[10]

In the 2014 Kiev City Council election, the party won 2 seats.[3]

The party did not participate in the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election.[11]

Electoral results[edit]

Parliamentary representation
Year Votes % Mandates Notes
1994
312,842
1.20
2
Participated independently
1998
326,489
1.22
1
as part "Block of Democratic Parties"
2002
227,393
0.87
4
as part of Democratic Party - Democratic Union
2006
126,586
0.49
0
as part of People's Democratic Parties
2007
80,944
0.34
0
as part of People's Democratic Parties
2012
Did not participate
2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Ukrainian) «Демократична партія України» повідомила про зміну свого місцезнаходження та керівних органів, Ukrainian Ministry of Justice (9 August 2011)
  2. ^ (Ukrainian) Results of voting in single constituencies in 2012 & Nationwide list, Central Election Commission of Ukraine
  3. ^ a b (Ukrainian) In Kyivrada are 9 parties - official results, Ukrayinska Pravda (3 June 2014)
    (Ukrainian) UDAR has 75% of the constituencies in Kyivrada, Ukrayinska Pravda (3 June 2014)
    (Ukrainian) 60% of the new Kyivrada is filled by UDAR, Ukrayinska Pravda (4 June 2014)
  4. ^ In the current election campaign it seems more effective to be a democrat than a European, Policy Documentation Center (February 23, 1998)
  5. ^ a b c d (Ukrainian) Демократична партія України, Databases DATA
  6. ^ Deputies/Elected in multi-mandate constituency/Elections 29.11.1998, Central Election Commission of Ukraine
  7. ^ "Yushchenko switches support from our Ukraine to United Center". The Jamestown Foundation. July 28, 2008. 
  8. ^ The head of the Democratic Party got 8 years in prison
  9. ^ (Ukrainian) In Kyivrada was established parliamentary faction "Democratic Party of Ukraine", RBK Ukraine (10 November 2011)
  10. ^ KYIV ELECTION COMMISSION PUBLISHES FINAL RESULTS OF ELECTRONIC CALCULATION OF VOTES ON ELECTIONS TO KYIV CITY COUNCIL, Interfax-Ukraine (May 28, 2008)
  11. ^ Alphabetical Index of parties in 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election, Central Election Commission of Ukraine

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