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Party of Greens of Ukraine

Party of Greens of Ukraine
Leader Denys Moskal[1]
Founded Spring 1990[2]
Headquarters Kiev
Ideology Green politics
International affiliation European Green Party
Colours Green
Website
www.greenparty.ua
Politics of Ukraine
Political parties
Elections
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Green politics
Sunflower symbol

The Party of Greens of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Партія Зелених України, Partija Zelenykh Ukrainy, PZU) is a Ukrainian political green party founded in 1990[2] and registered in May 1991.[3]

The party is a successor of the Green World Association (founded December 1987[4]) and under that name participated in the Ukrainian parliamentary elections of 1990 as part of the Democratic Bloc.[2] The Green World Association quickly transformed itself into the Party of Greens of Ukraine.

After being electorally successful in the late 20th century, the party became nationally electorally marginal but representatives of the party are present in regional and local governing bodies.[5]

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • Electoral results 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Overview

The party claims to have about 80,000 members.

Its main priorities are the alteration of anti-ecological attitudes in the economic system, the reconstruction of the social system, and the protection of human rights.[5]

The Party has been a member of the European Green Party since January 1994.[5]

The registration certificate of a similar named party called Green Party of Ukraine was canceled in November 2011 because this party had not nominated a candidates in elections since the parliamentary elections of 1998.[6]

Electoral results

In the 1998 parliamentary election the Ukrainian Greens received 5.5%[3] of the votes and 19 seats[5] in the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament). According to historian Andrew Wilson at this time the party was more of a sanctuary for oligarchs then a Green Party (businessman dominated the party's election list).[7]

The 1998 success wasn't repeated in the 2002 election, in which the Ukrainian Greens missed out with 1.3%.[3] Final poll results had predicted 4-5% of the total votes.[8] At the 2006 parliamentary elections and the 2007 parliamentary elections the party failed with 0.54% and 0.40% to enter the parliament.[3]

The party did participate in the 2012 parliamentary elections.[1] In these election the party won 0.35% of the national votes and no constituencies (it had competed in 15 constituencies[9]) and thus failed to win parliamentary representation.[10]

The party did participate in the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election; but only won 0,24%.[11]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Ukrainian Green Party to participate in 2012 parliamentary elections, Kyiv Post (19 December 2011)
  2. ^ a b c Serhy Yekelchyk Ukraine: Birth of a Modern Nation, Oxford University Press (2007), ISBN 978-0-19-530546-3, page 187
  3. ^ a b c d (Ukrainian) Databases ASD: Political parties in Ukraine
  4. ^ Serhy Yekelchyk '"Ukraine: Birth of a Modern Nation, Oxford University Press (2007), ISBN 978-0-19-530546-3, page 181
  5. ^ a b c d Official party site
  6. ^ Lavrynovych: Court cancels registration certificates of five Ukrainian parties, Kyiv Post (29 November 2011)
  7. ^ Virtual Politics - Faking Democracy in the Post-Soviet World, Andrew Wilson, Yale University Press, 2005, ISBN 0-300-09545-7
  8. ^ Ukraine's election frontrunners, BBC News (28 March 2002)
  9. ^ (Ukrainian) Candidates, RBC Ukraine
  10. ^ (Ukrainian) Proportional votes & Constituency seats, Central Election Commission of Ukraine
  11. ^ Alphabetical Index of parties in 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election, Central Election Commission of Ukraine

External links

  • Official site
  • Information at EFGP
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