People's Party (Ukraine)
|Politics of Ukraine
The People's Party (Ukrainian: Народна Партія; Narodna Partiya) is a political party in Ukraine. It was previously named as the Party of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Аграрна партія України). The party is led by Volodymyr Lytvyn. In September 2011 he claimed that his party was only surpassed in membership by the Party of Regions and Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko.
At the parliamentary elections on 30 March 2002, the party was part of the For United Ukraine alliance. 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. In the parliamentary elections on 30 September 2007, the party was part of the Lytvyn Bloc alliance, that won 20 out of 450 seats.
In August 2011 party leader Lytvyn stated that his People's Party will merge with fellow Ukrainian party Party of Regions. Earlier that month Strong Ukraine had announced the same move. But Mid-December 2011 Lytvyn stated that People's Party will participate in the 2012 parliamentary elections independently. 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), one won by Lytvyn and the other one by Serhiy Hrynyvetsky, and thus parliamentary representation. Hrynyvetsky joined the faction of Party of Regions in December 2012, while Lytvyn did not join any faction.
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.  Lytvyn was re-elected into parliament as an independent candidate in elctorial district 65.
|Year||Popular vote||% of popular vote||Overall seats won||Seat change||Government|
|2002||For United Ukraine bloc||20||coalition government|
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