Unity (Ukraine)

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LeaderIvan Ivanovych Ahiy[1][2]
FoundedOctober 16, 1999 (1999-10-16)[3]
HeadquartersKiev, Ukraine
International affiliationNone
Kiev City Council
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Vinnytsia Oblast (2010)
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Unity (Ukrainian: Єдність) is a political party in Ukraine created in 1999 as a protest.[3] The party was led by the former mayor of Kiev Oleksandr Omelchenko but in early 2008, he temporally halted his party membership in favor of a membership of Our Ukraine-Peoples Self Defence.[1]


Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2002[edit]

At the 2002 legislative elections, it was part of an alliance (also called Unity) that won 1.1% of the popular vote and 4 out of 450 seats.

The alliance consisted of:

  • Unity
  • Social Democratic Union (Social-Demokratyčnyj Sojuz)
  • Young Ukraine (Moloda Ukrajina)
  • Ukrainian Party of Justice - Union of Veterans, Handicapped, Chornobilians, Afghans (Ukrajins'ka Partija Spravedlivosti - Sojuz Veteraniv, Invalidiv, Čornobil'civ, Afganciv)

Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2006[edit]

During the 2006 parliamentary elections the party was part of an electoral alliance led by Yevhen Marchuk[5] (Electoral Bloc "Yevhen Marchuk - "Unity") which didn't make it into parliament winning only 0,06% of the votes.[6]

The alliance consisted of:[5]

  • Unity
  • Party of Freedom
  • Party "Solidarity of women of Ukraine"

Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2007[edit]

The party did not run during the 2007 elections but advised its voters to vote for Forward, Ukraine! or Peoples Self-defence.[7]

In the 2010 local elections Unity won 22 representatives in the Vinnytsia Oblast Council (regional parliaments of Vinnytsia Oblast).[8]


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