Party of Greens of Ukraine
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The Party of Greens of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Партія Зелених України, Partija Zelenykh Ukrainy, PZU) is a Ukrainian green political party founded in 1990 by Yuriy Shcherbak and registered in May 1991.
The party is a successor of the Green World Association (founded December 1987) and under that name participated in the Ukrainian parliamentary elections of 1990 as part of the Democratic Bloc. The Green World Association quickly transformed itself into the Party of Greens of Ukraine.
After being electorally successful in the late 20th century, the party became nationally electorally marginal but representatives of the party are present in regional and local governing bodies.
The party claims to have about 80,000 members.
Its main priorities are the alteration of anti-ecological attitudes in the economic system, the reconstruction of the social system, and the protection of human rights.
The registration certificate of a similarly named party called Green Party of Ukraine was canceled in November 2011 because it had not nominated a candidate in an election since the parliamentary elections of 1998.
In the 1998 parliamentary election the Ukrainian Greens received 5.5% of the vote and 19 seats in the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament). According to historian Andrew Wilson, during this period the party was more of a sanctuary for oligarchs than a Green Party because businessmen dominated the party's election list.
The 1998 success wasn't repeated in the 2002 election, in which final poll results had predicted that the party would receive between 4% and 5% of the total vote. However, the party fell below expectations and earned a mere 1.3% of the total vote. In the 2006 parliamentary elections and the 2007 parliamentary elections, the party received 0.54% and 0.40% respectively and failed to earn seats in parliament both times.
The party participated in the 2012 parliamentary elections, in which it won 0.35% of the national vote and none of the fifteen constituencies in which it had competed and thus failed to win parliamentary representation.
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