Ukrainian People's Party

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Ukrainian People's Party
Українська Народна Партія
Leader Oleksandr Klymenko[1][2]
Founded 2002 (2002)
Headquarters Kiev, Ukraine
Ideology Conservatism[3]
National conservatism
Ukrainian nationalism
Social conservatism
Political position Centre-right[3][4]
International affiliation None
Colours Blue
Regions (2010)
25 / 3,056

The Ukrainian People's Party (Ukrainian: Українська Народна Партія; Ukrains'ka Narodna Partiya) is a political party in Ukraine, registered on Old Year's Day 1999 as Ukrainian National Movement (Ukrainian: Український Народний Рух; Ukrajins'kyi Narodnyj Rukh).[6]


At the legislative elections in Ukraine, 30 March 2002, the Ukrainian National Movement was part of the Viktor Yushchenko Bloc Our Ukraine.[6]

In January 2003 it changed the name to "Ukrainian People's Party" to avoid being confused with People's Movement of Ukraine, out of which it was originally split.

At the legislative elections in Ukraine, 26 March 2006, the party was part of the Ukrainian National Bloc of Kostenko and Plyushch.[6]

In the parliamentary elections on 30 September 2007, the party was part of the Our Ukraine alliance, that won 72 out of 450 seats.[6]

In the 2010 local elections the party won a few representative in regional parliaments.[7]

The party announced it will be merged into Our Ukraine in December 2011.[8] This process started mid-December 2011.[8] It was the plan that the parties would be unificated in February 2012.[8] But by February 2013 Ukrainian People's Party was still an independent party.[9]

The party competed on one single party under "umbrella" party Our Ukraine in the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election, together with Congress of Ukrainian Nationalists; this list won 1.11% of the national votes and no constituencies and thus failed to win parliamentary representation.[10][11] The party itself had competed in 34 constituencies and lost in all.[12][13]

The party congress approved a merge with People's Movement of Ukraine in May 2013.[14] However, a section of the party did not merge and continued the parties activities under the leadership of Oleksandr Ivanovych Klymenko.[1][2]

In the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election the participated in 8 constituencies; but its candidates lost in all of them and thus the party won no parliamentary seats.[15][16]


Parliamentary since 1990
(year links to election page)
Year Block Votes % Mandates
Our Ukraine
70 (41)
Ukrainian National Bloc
0 (0)
Our Ukraine–People's Self-Defense Bloc
72 (0)
part of Our Ukraine
Date Party leader Remarks
1999–2013 Yuriy Kostenko
2013–present Oleksandr Klymenko


  1. ^ a b (Ukrainian) Events March 29 : congresses held parties nominated presidential candidates, The Ukrainian Week (30 March 2014)
  2. ^ a b (Ukrainian) UNP shrouded in smoke bombs changed the leader in "Donetskogo", Ukrayinska Pravda (5 October 2013)
  3. ^ a b (Ukrainian) В Української народної партії є майбутнє лише, якщо вона стане дійсно правоцентристською (консервативною) партією In the Ukrainian People's Party has a future only if it becomes really right-centrist (conservative) party, Ukrayinska Pravda (10 December 2012)
  4. ^ Haran, Olexiy; Burkovsky, Petro (2009), "In the Aftermath of the Revolution: From Orange Victory to Sharing Power with Opponents", Ukraine on Its Meandering Path Between East and West, Peter Lang, p. 86 
  5. ^ (Ukrainian) Results of elections, Central Election Commission
  6. ^ a b c d (Ukrainian) Українська Народна Партія, Database DATA
  7. ^ (Ukrainian) Results of the elections, preliminary data, on interactive maps by Ukrayinska Pravda (November 8, 2010)
  8. ^ a b c (Ukrainian) "Наша Україна" й УНП почали об’єднання з Дніпропетровська, Ukrayinska Pravda (18 December 2011)
  9. ^ (Ukrainian) УНП висунула кандидата до Полтавської обласної ради UNP candidate nominated to the Poltava Regional Council, Poltava-Info (11 February 2013)
  10. ^ (Ukrainian) Proportional votes & Constituency seats, Central Election Commission of Ukraine
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ (Ukrainian) Candidates, RBC Ukraine
  13. ^ Party of Regions gets 185 seats in Ukrainian parliament, Batkivschyna 101 - CEC, Interfax-Ukraine (12 November 2012)
  14. ^ Ukrainian People's Party, People's Movement Of Ukraine Decide Unite Into Rukh, Elect Kuibida Its Leader, Ukrainian News Agency (19 May 2013)
  15. ^ Poroshenko Bloc to have greatest number of seats in parliament, 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)
  16. ^ Political parties in the electoral process in the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election, Central Election Commission of Ukraine

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