Labour Ukraine

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Labour Ukraine

Трудова Україна
FoundedJune 21, 2000[1]
Political positionCentre-left
National affiliationOpposition Bloc
European affiliationNone
International affiliationNone
ColoursDark blue

Labour Ukraine (Ukrainian: Трудова Україна Trudova Ukrajina)[1] is a political party in Ukraine registered in June 2000.[1]


A Labour Ukraine faction was created after the 1998 parliamentary election[2] on April 20, 1999.[3] In September 2000 the Labour Ukraine faction in the Ukrainian Parliament numbered 45 MPs and was the second largest entity in the parliament.[4] Serhiy Tihipko was elected party leader in November 2000.[3] The party supported President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma during his presidency.[5]

At the legislative elections of 30 March 2002, the party was part of the For United Ukraine alliance.[6] winning 49 seats, their list of deputies included Viktor Pinchuk.[7] The party leader was Serhiy Tyhypko.[8] After the 2004 presidential election Tihipko stepped out of Ukrainian politics, resigning as Labour Ukraine leader on April 23, 2005,[9] before returning to it in the 2010 presidential election.[10]

In the 2006 elections, the party failed on its own to win parliamentary representation (it won 0,09% of the votes).[1]

In the 2007 parliamentary elections the party did not participate.[1] In this election Labour Ukraine members, including party leader Valeriy Konovalyuk, decided to join the Party of Regions election list.[11] Again in the 2012 parliamentary elections the party was absent.[12]

In the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election members of the party took part in the elections on the party list of Opposition Bloc; Opposition Bloc won 29 seats.[13][14][15]


  1. ^ a b c d e (in Ukrainian) Політична партія „Трудова Україна“, Database DATA
  2. ^ Explaining State Capture and State Capture Modes by Oleksiy Omelyanchuk, Central European University, 2001 (page 22)
  3. ^ a b Trudova Ukraina elects a new chairman, Policy Documentation Center (November 27, 2000)
  4. ^ Ukrainian parliament: sketching a political portrait, Center for Policy Studies (September 25, 2000)
  5. ^ The European Union and Democratization: Reluctant States (Europe and the Nation State) by Paul Kubicek, Routledge, ISBN 978-0-415-31136-6, page 171
  6. ^ Keywords: Sergey Tigipko, UNIAN
  7. ^ Ukraine Political Parties,
  8. ^ Tyhypko wants majority based on five factions Archived 2011-06-17 at the Wayback Machine, Ukrayinska Pravda (September 20, 2002)
  9. ^ Keywords: Sergey Tigipko, UNIAN
  10. ^ Political Pulse: Presidential field takes shape, Kyiv Post (November 12, 2009 )
  11. ^ (in Russian) Short bio,
  12. ^ (in Ukrainian) Results of voting in single constituencies in 2012 Archived 2012-11-27 at the Wayback Machine & Nationwide list, Central Election Commission of Ukraine
  13. ^ Poroshenko Bloc to have greatest number of seats in parliament Archived 2014-11-12 at the Wayback Machine, Ukrinform (8 November 2014)
    People's Front 0.33% ahead of Poroshenko Bloc with all ballots counted in Ukraine elections - CEC Archived 2014-11-12 at the Wayback Machine, Interfax-Ukraine (8 November 2014)
    Poroshenko Bloc to get 132 seats in parliament - CEC, Interfax-Ukraine (8 November 2014)
  14. ^ Opposition Bloc boosts rating by distancing itself from Yanukovych era, Kyiv Post (Oct. 24, 2014)
  15. ^ Opposition Bloc boosts rating by distancing itself from Yanukovych era, Kyiv Post (Oct. 24, 2014)
    Development party of Ukraine, 'Ukraine - Forward!' and four more political forces team up in Opposition Bloc, Kyiv Post (Sept. 15, 2014)
    Ukraine’s Elections: The Battle of the Billionaires, The Daily Beast (10.25.14)
    (in Ukrainian) Non-Maidan parties united into the Opposition Bloc. Radio Liberty. 14 September 2014

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