List of political parties in Ukraine
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politics and government of
Current parliamentary factions
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|Petro Poroshenko Bloc||People's Front||Opposition Bloc||Self Reliance||Radical Party||Fatherland||Revival||People's Will||Non-affiliated|
|End of previous convocation||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||1||86||41||35||93||445||5|
|Seats won in 2014 election||132||82||29||33||22||19||DNP||DNP||96||423||27|
|November 27, 2014
|December 2, 2014||147||420||30|
|February 5, 2015||150||82||31||21||18||42||422||28|
|June 24, 2015||144||81||43||22||19||422||28|
|October 22, 2015||142||26||20||48||422||28|
|February 13, 2016||136||23||53||422||28|
|April 11, 2016||141||47||422||28|
|April 12, 2016||145||19||44||422||28|
|July 19, 2016||142||42||422||28|
|September 21, 2016||143||21||46||422||28|
|December 23, 2016||142||20||24||18||48||422||28|
|September 10, 2017||138||20||17||51||422||28|
|July 31, 2017||135||25||24||19||55||422||28|
|Latest voting share||32.7%||19.2%||10.2%||6.2%||4.7%||4.7%||6.2%||4.0%||12.1%||93.8%||6.2%|
Former parliamentarian parties
A faction of nonpartisan deputies under the name Reforms for the Future existed between 16 February 2011 and 15 December 2012. A faction of nonpartisan deputies under the name For Peace and Stability existed between 2 July 2014 and 27 November 2014.
The Communist Party of Ukraine (Soviet Union) was prohibited in 1991, however its members were not excluded from the Ukrainian parliament. They formed a parliamentary faction of the Socialist Party of Ukraine. For the 1994 parliamentary elections however the ban on communist parties was lifted and there were two parties with similar ideologies running for parliament the Socialist Party of Ukraine and the Communist Party of Ukraine that was reestablished in 1993.
List of parties that did not make to the parliament of Ukraine or parties that are spin offs of former parliamentary factions.
- The Party of Christian Socialists (Ukraine) (2018–present)
- Our Land
- Political Party "Cathedral Ukraine"
- All-Ukrainian Union "Center"
- All-Ukrainian Chornobyl People's Party "For the Welfare and Protection of the People"
- Democratic Alliance
- Civil Position
- Conscience of Ukraine
- All-Ukrainian Political Party "Ecology and Social Protection"
- For Fairness and Prosperity
- Party of Free Democrats
- Internet Party of Ukraine
- National-Democratic Association "Ukraine"
- All-Ukrainian Party of Peace and Unity
- People's Party New Ukraine
- All-Ukrainian Party of People's Trust
- Political Party of Small and Medium-sized Businesses of Ukraine
- Social-Christian Party
- Union of Leftists
- United Left and Peasants
- Your Ukraine
- For Ukraine! (formerly Party of Social Protection),
- All-Ukrainian Patriotic Union.
- Workers Resistance
Defunct Political Parties
Defunct Political alliances and blocs (1998–2012)
The idea of electoral blocs as a loose association of parties was introduced in 1998, however it did not become popular right away. The real success of electoral blocks came in 2002 when the Bloc of Victor Yushchenko "Our Ukraine" gained the most parliamentary seats. The electoral blocs system was liquidated in 2011 forcing registration of individual parties for the next 2012 parliamentary elections. The longest existing political blocs were Our Ukraine and Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko.
The association of parties however was transformed into a new concept of an "umbrella party" when several parties temporarily unite under such party that becomes a core party of informal electoral bloc. Below is the list of official electoral blocs in 1998 - 2012 that led to creation of their own parliamentary factions.
- Bloc of SPU-SelPU (1998–2002)
- Our Ukraine (2002-2012; Bloc of Viktor Yushchenko, Our Ukraine-People's Self-Defense Bloc)
- For United Ukraine (2002–2006)
- Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko (2002–2012)
- Bloc of Volodymyr Lytvyn (2007–2012)
The following blocs did not form their parliamentary factions due to small number of their representatives.
Ukrainian parties before 1991
- Ukrainian Social Democratic Labour Party (1905-1950) Social democracy
- Ukrainian Socialist Revolutionary Party (1917-1918) Socialism
- Ukrainian Communist Party (1920-1925) Marxism
- Communist Party of Ukraine (Soviet Union) Government from (1918-1991)
- Borotbists left-nationalist (1918-1920)
- Ukrainian Socialist Party (1900)
- Ukrainian Socialist Party (1950)
- Rada Approves Cancellation Of Rule That Bans Deputies From Switching Factions Archived 2010-10-09 at the Wayback Machine., FINANCIAL (October 8, 2010)
- Update: Return to 1996 Constitution strengthens president, raises legal questions, Kyiv Post (October 1, 2010)
- Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: The functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine, Kyiv Post (October 5, 2010)
- Laws of Ukraine. Verkhovna Rada decree No. 2222-IV: About the amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine. Adopted on December 8, 2004. (Ukrainian)
- Rada amends regulations of its activities, Kyiv Post (October 8, 2010)
- Poroshenko Bloc to have greatest number of seats in parliament, Ukrinform (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)
- (in Ukrainian)Data on vote counting at percincts within single-mandate districts Extraordinary parliamentary election on 17.06.2016, Central Election Commission of Ukraine
- (in Ukrainian) Block Poroshenko and kick off to the polls together, TVi (2 September 2014)
- After the parliamentary elections in Ukraine: a tough victory for the Party of Regions, Centre for Eastern Studies (7 November 2012)
- (in Ukrainian) Депутатські фракції і групи VIII скликання Deputy fractions and Groups VIII convocation, Verkhovna Rada
- (in Ukrainian)Yatsenyuk became a leader of the "People's Front" political council, while Turchynov is a head of its headquarters. Ukrayinska Pravda. 10 September 2014
Ukrainian PM, Parliament Speaker to Head Newly Formed Popular Front Party, RIA Novosti (10 September 2014)
- Ukraine's united opposition discussing formation of single party, Kyiv Post (7 December 2012)(subscription required)
Five factions, including Communist Party, registered in parliament, Kyiv Post (12 December 2012)(subscription required)
Sobolev: Front for Change and Reform and Order Party to join Batkivschyna, Interfax-Ukraine (11 June 2013)
Front for Change, Reforms and Order to dissolve for merger with Batkivshchyna - Sobolev, Ukrinform (11 June 2013)
(in Ukrainian) Sobolev heads "Batkivshchyna" in the Rada, Televiziyna Sluzhba Novyn (20 March 2014)
"Turchynov is summoned for interrogation to SBU today – BYUT". UNIAN. 20 September 2010. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
"Batkivschyna to nominate Tymoshenko for presidency, Yatseniuk heads party's political council". Kyiv Post. Interfax-Ukraine. 14 June 2013. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
"BYT-Batkivschyna replaces its leader". Kyiv Post. Interfax-Ukraine. 7 December 2011. Archived from the original on 7 December 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
- Grytsenko, Oksana (September 21, 2014). "Allies of Yanukovych trying for parliament". Kyiv Post. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
- (in Ukrainian) In Parliament created a faction, Ukrayinska Pravda (27 November 2014)
- (in Ukrainian) Two more deputies entered the Poroshenko Bloc faction, Ukrayinska Pravda (2 December 2014)
- Ukraine: Lawmakers end session without new PM vote, BBC News (12 April 2016)
- (in Ukrainian) Savchenko was expelled from the faction "Fatherland", Ukrayinska Pravda (20 December 2016)
(in Ukrainian) Deputy faction Mishchenko out PPB, Ukrayinska Pravda (23 December 2016)
- Individual deputies create Reforms for the Sake of Future group in parliament, Kyiv Post (February 16, 2011)
- Parliament of sixth convocation ends its work, Kyiv Post (6 December 2012)
- You Scratch My Back, and I’ll Scratch Yours, The Ukrainian Week (26 September 2012)
Voting for the Verkhovna Rada regulations amendment
Stenogram of November 6, 2012 session
Політичний цирк: кнопкодави попалися на своїх звичках (Political circus: the "button-pushers" got caught on its habits). Ukrayinska Pravda.
- Yefremov: Regions Party faction already has 223 members, Kyiv Post (28 November 2012 2012)
A difficult victory for the Party of Regions, Centre for Eastern Studies (31 October 2012)
- (in Ukrainian) , Ukrayinska Pravda (2 July 2014)
- (in Ukrainian) Політична партія „Трудова Україна“, Database DATA
Explaining State Capture and State Capture Modes by Oleksiy Omelyanchuk, Central European University, 2001 (page 22)
Trudova Ukraina elects a new chairman, Policy Documentation Center (November 27, 2000)
Explaining State Capture: Russia and Ukraine, Central European University (2001)
- Justice Ministry registers 179th party in Ukraine – For Fairness and Prosperity, Kyiv Post (May 14, 2010)
- Justice Ministry registers Your Ukraine Party, Kyiv Post (May 5, 2010)
- (in Ukrainian) Кириленко об'єднався з Яценюком, Ukrayinska Pravda (December 22, 2011)
- (in Ukrainian) Соцпартії не сподобалася назва "Об'єднані ліві і селяни", Gazeta.ua (December 16, 2011)
- Parliament passes law on parliamentary elections, Kyiv Post (November 17, 2011)
- They Call Themselves the Opposition, The Ukrainian Week (31 August 2012)
- Voters head to polls in Ukraine, China Central Television (28 October 2012)
- Faction of Chernovetksyi’s Bloc stopped its existence, UNIAN (September 23, 2011)
Chernovetsky Bloc in Kyiv City Council disbanded, Kyiv Post (September 22, 2011)
- "Ukrainian News". Ukranews.com. Archived from the original on July 20, 2009. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
- Kiev fails to end Crimea's ethnic tension Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine., Oxford Analytica (February 7, 2007)
(in Ukrainian) У Януковича в Криму проблеми, Gazeta.ua (March 26, 2009)
(in Ukrainian) Соратник Януковича розповів, за що його вигнали з партії, Ukrayinska Pravda (September 15, 2009)
Local government elections in Ukraine: last stage in the Party of Regions’ takeover of power Archived 2011-08-13 at the Wayback Machine., Centre for Eastern Studies (October 4, 2010)
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