People's Democratic Party (Ukraine)
|Russian name||Народно-демократическая партия|
|Founded||February 24, 1996
May 30, 1996 (registered)
|Merger of||Party of Democratic Revival, Toiling Congress of Ukraine, Union of Support of Crimea|
|Newspaper||Ukraine and World Today weekly|
|Youth wing||People's Democratic League of youth|
|Ecological wing||All-Ukrainian Ecological League|
|National affiliation||Our Choice - Leonid Kuchma!
For United Ukraine
We Know How
Ukrainian Regional Asset
|http://ndp.org.ua[permanent dead link]|
The People's Democratic Party (Ukrainian: Народно-демократична партія; Narodno-Demokratychna Partiya NDP) is a political party that was established in Ukraine on February 24, 1996. It was registered with the Ministry of Justice on May 30, 1996. The party is russophone. For identification purposes the party often uses its abbreviation NDP.
The People's Democratic Party was established at its constituent congress in Kiev. The party was created through a merger of three political parties Party of Democratic Revival of Ukraine, Toiling Congress of Ukraine, Union of Support for Republic of Crimea, two public organizations Union of Students of Ukraine and the New Wave and two political clubs the New Ukraine and the Association of young Ukrainian politicians and political scientists. The new party chairman was elected Anatoliy Matviyenko.
The party had a flying start, at the parliamentary elections 1998 the party gained 5% of the votes and 28 seats in Parliament. At the time of the election the party's key member, Valeriy Pustovoitenko, was prime minister. Pustovoitenko became the party's leader in May 1999 until April 2006. In September 2001 into the party was merged the Interregional Bloc of Reforms (MBR).
At the parliamentary elections 2006 the NDP 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. After taking responsibility for the defeat Valeriy Pustovoitenko resigned as leader of the party. In his place the party was led by Lyudmyla Suprun.
|Year||Popular vote||% of popular vote||Overall seats won||Seat change||Government|
28 / 450
|2002||For United Ukraine bloc||
17 / 450
|2006||Block of People's Democratic Parties||
0 / 450
|2007||Suprun bloc - URA||
0 / 450
0 / 450
Person - Family - Prosperity - Ukraine
- Association of Deputies "Trust"
- Cultural center "Ukraine Spiritual"
- Official party website Archived 2009-06-03 at the Wayback Machine.
- To PDP was added Interregional Bloc of Reforms. Ukrayinska Pravda. 9 September 2001
- (in Ukrainian) Candidates, RBC Ukraine
- Party of Regions gets 185 seats in Ukrainian parliament, Batkivschyna 101 - CEC, Interfax-Ukraine (12 November 2012)
- Alphabetical Index of parties in 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election, Central Election Commission of Ukraine