People's Party (Ukraine)

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People's Party

Народна Партія
LeaderVolodymyr Lytvyn
Founded1996
IdeologyAgrarianism[1]
Political positionCentre[1] to centre-left
International affiliationNone
ColoursBlue
Verkhovna Rada
0 / 450
Regions (2010)
136 / 3,056
[2]
Website
narodna.org.ua

The People's Party (Ukrainian: Народна Партія; Narodna Partiya) is a political party in Ukraine. It was previously named as the Agrarian Party of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Аграрна партія України).[3] The party is led by Volodymyr Lytvyn.[3] In September 2011 he claimed that his party was only surpassed in membership by the Party of Regions and Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko.[4]

The party won 2 seats in the Ukrainian parliament in the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election.[5] In the 2014 parliamentary election the party won no parliamentary seats.[6][7]

History[edit]

During the 1998 Ukrainian parliamentary election the party gained 3,68% of the popular vote,[3] the party won 2 (single-mandate constituency) seats.

At the parliamentary elections on 30 March 2002, the party was part of the For United Ukraine alliance.[3] At the parliamentary elections on 26 March 2006 the party was part of the electoral Lytvyn's People's Bloc, which won 2.44% of the popular vote and no seats.[3] In the parliamentary elections on 30 September 2007, the party was part of the Lytvyn Bloc alliance,[3] that won 20 out of 450 seats.

In November 2010 the Bloc of Lytvyn faction in the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's parliament) was renamed People's Party faction.[8]

In the 2010 local elections the party won representative in 20 of the 24 regional parliaments, it did not win seats in the Supreme Council of Crimea.[9]

In August 2011 party leader Lytvyn stated that his People's Party will merge with fellow Ukrainian party Party of Regions.[10] Earlier that month Strong Ukraine had announced the same move.[4][11] But Mid-December 2011 Lytvyn stated that People's Party will participate in the 2012 parliamentary elections independently.[12] In these election the party did not run on the nationwide proportional party-list but it did win 2 constituencies (it had competed in 58 constituencies[13]), one won by Lytvyn and the other one by Serhiy Hrynyvetsky,[14] and thus parliamentary representation.[15] Hrynyvetsky joined the faction of Party of Regions in December 2012, while Lytvyn did not join any faction.[16]

In the 2014 parliamentary election the party did not compete on the nationwide party list and also did not win a constituency seat and thus no parliamentary seats.[6] [7] Lytvyn was re-elected into parliament as an independent candidate in electoral district 65.[17]

Election results[edit]

Verkhovna Rada
Year Popular vote % of popular vote Overall seats won Seat change Government
1998 978,330 3.8%
2 / 450
Increase 2 support
2002 For United Ukraine bloc
22 / 450
Increase 20 coalition government
2006 Lytvyn Bloc
0 / 450
Decrease 22 N/A
2007 Lytvyn Bloc
20 / 450
Increase 20 opposition
2012
2 / 450
Decrease 18 support

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2012). "Ukraine". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 10 March 2014.
  2. ^ (in Ukrainian) Results of elections, Central Election Commission
  3. ^ a b c d e f (in Ukrainian) Народна Партія, Database DATA
  4. ^ a b Regions Party and People's Party holding consultations on unification, Kyiv Post (September 29, 2011)
  5. ^ Party of Regions gets 185 seats in Ukrainian parliament, Batkivschyna 101 - CEC, Interfax-Ukraine (12 November 2012)
  6. ^ a b Poroshenko Bloc to have greatest number of seats in parliament Archived 2014-11-10 at the Wayback Machine, Ukrainian Television and Radio (8 November 2014)
    People's Front 0.33% ahead of Poroshenko Bloc with all ballots counted in Ukraine elections - CEC, Interfax-Ukraine (8 November 2014)
    Poroshenko Bloc to get 132 seats in parliament - CEC, Interfax-Ukraine (8 November 2014)
  7. ^ a b Olszański, Tadeusz A. (16 October 2014), Before the parliamentary elections in Ukraine, OSW—Centre for Eastern Studies
  8. ^ Bloc of Lytvyn faction renamed, Kyiv Post (November 19, 2010)
  9. ^ (in Ukrainian) Results of the elections, preliminary data, on interactive maps by Ukrayinska Pravda (8 November 2010)
  10. ^ Azarov: We welcome other parties joining Regions Party, Kyiv Post (August 23, 2011)
  11. ^ Azarov: Regions Party teams up with Strong Ukraine, Kyiv Post (August 16, 2011)
  12. ^ (in Ukrainian) Литвин поведе Народну партію на вибори саму, Ukrayinska Pravda (12 December 2011)
  13. ^ (in Ukrainian) Candidates, RBC Ukraine
  14. ^ Results of the vote count, Kyiv Post (9 November 2012)
  15. ^ (in Ukrainian) Proportional votes Archived 2012-10-30 at the Wayback Machine & Constituency seats Archived 2012-11-05 at the Wayback Machine, Central Election Commission of Ukraine
  16. ^ (in Ukrainian) National deputies of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada
  17. ^ Data on vote counting at percincts within single-mandate districts Extraordinary parliamentary election on 26.10.2014 Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine, Central Election Commission of Ukraine
    (in Ukrainian) Candidates and winners for the seat of the constituencies in the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election Archived 2015-02-05 at the Wayback Machine, RBK Ukraine

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