Peasant Party of Ukraine

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Peasant Party of Ukraine
Селянська партія України
Leader Zynoviy Kholodniuk
Founded 25 January 1992
Headquarters Kiev
Ideology Agrarianism
Colours Yellow, Blue

The Peasant Party of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Селянська партія України, Selyans'ka Partiya Ukrayiny, SelPU) is an agrarian and socialist[1] political party in Ukraine. It was created in 1992[2] as a successor of the Communist Party of Ukraine that was temporarily outlawed in 1991.[3]

At the Ukrainian parliamentary election in 1994, the party obtained 2.74% of the votes and 19 out of 450 seats in the Verkhovna Rada. At the Ukrainian parliamentary election in 1998, it gained in coalition with the Socialist Party of Ukraine 8.56% of the vote and 35 seats.[4] The SelPU faction in the Verkhovna Rada consisted of 14 deputies,[5] after the creation of the new parliamentary faction Solidarity in 2000 a lot of deputies of the party moved to this new faction.[6]

The following elections were not successful for the party; in the elections of 2002 the party won 0.37% of the votes, in 2006 0.31% and in the 2007 elections the party did not participate.[2]

In the 2004 presidential elections, the party supported the candidature of Viktor Yanukovych.

In 2011, the party decided to join the Socialist Party of Ukraine,[7] on 28 January 2012, this decision was declared illegal by the Justice Ministry.[8]

The party did not participate in the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election.[9]


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