For Ukraine!

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For Ukraine!
Leader Vyacheslav Kyrylenko[1]
Founded October 9, 1999 (Party of Social Protection); February 21, 2009 (For Ukraine!)
Headquarters Kiev
Ideology Conservatism
Political position Centre-right
Colours Dark Blue and Yellow
Website
http://zaukrainu.org/uk/staticpages/1
Politics of Ukraine
Political parties
Elections

For Ukraine! (Ukrainian: За Україну!) is a political party in Ukraine, headed by Vyacheslav Kyrylenko. Legally it is the successor of Party of Social Protection.

History[edit]

Party of Social Security[edit]

The Party of Social Security was established on October 9, 1999 as the People's Party of Depositors and Social Security and registered with the Ministry of Justice in May of the next year.[1][2] It only took part in the 2006 Ukrainian parliamentary election where it won 0,05% of the votes and no seats.[1]

For Ukraine![edit]

On December 23, 2008 Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, a former chairman of Our Ukraine and he was the frontrunner of Our Ukraine–People's Self-Defense Bloc during the 2007 Ukrainian parliamentary election,[3] formed the parliamentarian deputy group For Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian parliament).[4] At the constituent congress of the movement on February 21, 2009 was elected the leader of the movement Vyacheslav Kyrylenko. In November 2009 Kyrylenko started to cooperate with the Party of Social Protection (registered in May 2000).[1][4] In order to participate in the 2010 Ukrainian local elections.[4] In November 2009 the Party of Social Protection changed its name to For Ukraine![2]

In the 2010 local elections For Ukraine! won representatives in municipalities and 1 seat in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast Council and Volyn Oblast Council and 2 seats in the Sumy Oblast Council (regional parliaments of the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Volyn Oblast and Sumy Oblast).[5]

In February 2011 Kyrylenko stated his "For Ukraine" would unify with Front of Changes and Ukraine United to create 1 single party before the 2012 parliamentary election.[6] In December 2011 Kyrylenko signed an agreement with the head of the party Front of Changes Arseniy Yatsenyuk on joint opposition activity and merger of their parties after the election.[7] The party competed on one single party under "umbrella" party "Fatherland", together with Front of Changes and several other parties, during the October 2012 parliamentary elections[8][9][10][11][12][13] 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.[14]

When Front of Changes merged into "Fatherland" in June 2013[15] the party did not merge with them and re-kept its independence.[16]

The party did not participate in the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d (Ukrainian) Політична партія "За Україну!", DA-TA
  2. ^ a b (Ukrainian) "За Україну!" візьме участь у місцевих виборах 31 жовтня, NEWSru Ukraine (July 16, 2010)
  3. ^ (Ukrainian) Біографія, Official website of Vyacheslav Kyrylenko
  4. ^ a b c (Ukrainian) Ъ:Рух Кириленка стане партією, Novynar (November 10, 2009)
  5. ^ (Ukrainian) Results of the elections, preliminary data, on interactive maps by Ukrayinska Pravda (November 8, 2010)
  6. ^ (Ukrainian) Янукович отримав контрольний пакет у парламенті, Ukrayinska Pravda (February 2, 2011)
  7. ^ (Ukrainian) Кириленко об'єднався з Яценюком, Ukrayinska Pravda (22 December 2011)
  8. ^ (Ukrainian) Соціально-християнська партія вирішила приєднатися до об'єднаної опозиції, Den (newspaper) (24 April 2012)
  9. ^ 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)
  10. ^ (Ukrainian) Tymoshenko and Yatsenyuk united ("Тимошенко та Яценюк об'єдналися"), Ukrayinska Pravda (23 April 2012)
  11. ^ Civil Position party joins Ukraine's united opposition, Kyiv Post (20 June 2012)
  12. ^ Ukrainian opposition parties agree to form single list for 2012 elections, Kyiv Post (23 January 2012)
  13. ^ Opposition to form single list to participate in parliamentary elections, Kyiv Post (2 March 2012)
  14. ^ (Ukrainian) Proportional votes & Constituency seats, Central Electoral Commission of Ukraine
    % of total seats, Ukrayinska Pravda
  15. ^ 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)
  16. ^ (Ukrainian) Лідер «За Україну!» теж заявив, що не вступить в об’єднану опозиційну партію The leader of the "For Ukraine!" also said he did not join the united opposition party, Radio Free Europe (15 June 2013)
    Batkivschyna demands Hrytsenko resign as MP, Interfax-Ukraine (18 June 2013)
  17. ^ Alphabetical Index of parties in 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election, Central Election Commission of Ukraine

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