Yuriy Lutsenko's People's Self-Defense
Yuriy Lutsenko's People's Self-Defense (People's Self-Defense)
Народна Самооборона Юрія Луценка
|Founded||April 13, 2007|
|Colours||Dark Red and White|
In the parliamentary elections on 30 September 2007, the bloc was part of the Our Ukraine alliance, that won 72 out of 450 seats. (In the following 2012 elections the participation of blocs of political parties was banned.)
Yuriy Lutsenko was the party leader.
The electoral bloc was created on April 13, 2007 and was based on the civil movement that was created several months earlier. The bloc consists of two parties Forward, Ukraine! and Christian-Democratic Union. It participated in the parliamentary elections of 2007 later forming a deputy group within the Our Ukraine alliance.
In July 2007, the old Our Ukraine bloc had been reorganized with Civil Movement "People's Self-Defense" into the Our Ukraine–People's Self-Defense Bloc for the 2007 parliamentary election in September 2007. The member parties had planned to merge into a single party in December 2007 but on November 16, 2007 People’s Self-Defense decided to end its participation in the process of forming a united party since then that process is unclear. The alliance currently holds 72 out of 450 parliamentary seats.
In an interview with the Silski Visti (Village News) newspaper on January 29, 2009 Yuriy Lutsenko declared that The People's Self-Defense as an insurgent, protesting, and not very structured civil movement has ceased to exist. Lutsenko also said he was planning to direct the organizational changes to the political party Forward, Ukraine!. In April 2010 Forward, Ukraine! renamed itself People's Self-Defense Political Party. Lutsenko became leader of that party.
- Volodymyr Aryev
- Oleksandr Doniy
- Yuriy Hrymchak
- Hennadiy Moskal
- Viktor Shemchuk
- Yuriy Stets
- Taras Stetskiv
- Oleh Novikov
- Oleksandr Omelchenko
- Kateryna Lukyanova
- Serhiy Vasylenko
- Volodymyr Marushchenko
- Serhiy Kharovsky
- Yanukovych signs law on parliamentary elections, Kyiv Post (8 December 2011)
- "10 parties signed declaration on creating united democratic forces bloc". The Jameston Foundation. July 5, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-02.
- "New bloc backs Ukraine president". The Jameston Foundation. August 3, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-02.
- Lutsenko Refuses to Join New NU-NS Party / Ukrayinska Pravda Archived December 1, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- News Site RAZOM Archived October 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- People's Self-Defense to enter 'opposition to Yanukovych,' says Lutsenko, Kyiv Post (March 2, 2010)
- Interior minister planning to set up full-fledged political force Archived July 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Interfax-Ukraine (29-01-2009)
- Forward, Ukraine! Party changes name to People's Self-Defense, Kyiv Post (April 21, 2010)
- Prosecutor's office refuses to release Lutsenko on bail, says People's Self-Defense, Kyiv Post (March 1, 2011)
- Parliament passes law on parliamentary elections, Kyiv Post (17 November 2011)
- Turchynov: Batkivschyna, People's Self-Defense start unification (updated), Kyiv Post (28 December 2011)
Tymoshenko, Lutsenko aware of their parties' unification, Kyiv Post (29 December 2011)
- People's Self-Defense faction: Twelve parliamentarians expelled from Our Ukraine, Kyiv Post (September 7, 2011)
- Parliament to probe past gas deals, Kyiv Post (March 17, 2010)