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Politics, sometimes defined as the art and science of government. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Politics of Ukraine takes place in a framework of a semi-presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime Minister of Ukraine is the head of government but shares a lot of these responsibilites with the President of Ukraine, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ...

Verkhovna Rada. ... Mariyinsky Palace The President of Ukraine (Ukrainian: , Prezydent Ukrayiny) is the head of the state of Ukraine and acts in its name. ... Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Андрійович Ющенко) (born 23 February 1954) is the President of Ukraine. ... Cabinet of Ministers The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is the highest body in the system of bodies of executive power in Ukraine. ... The Prime Minister of Ukraine is appointed by the President and ratified by the Verkhovna Rada (parliament). ... Yuriy Yekhanurov. ... The judicial system of Ukraine consists of four levels, as follows: Local courts of general jurisdiction (combining criminal and civil jurisdiction) consisting of: district, urban district and town courts; regional courts; city courts in Kiev and Sevastopol; administrative local courts. ... Constitutional Court The Constitutional Court of Ukraine (Ukrainian: ) is the only body of constitutional jurisdiction in Ukraine. ... The Supreme Court of Ukraine (in Ukrainian, Верховний Суд України) is the highest judicial body in the system of courts of general jurisdiction in Ukraine. ... The Prosecutor General of Ukraine (also: Attorney General of Ukraine, Ukrainian: ) heads the system of official prosecution in courts known as the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine (Генеральна прокуратура України). The Office of the Prosecutor General is entrusted with: prosecution in court on behalf of the State; representation of the interests... Political parties in Ukraine lists political parties in Ukraine. ... Elections in Ukraine gives information on election and election results in Ukraine. ... The presidential election held in November and December 2004 in Ukraine was mostly a political battle between Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych and former Prime Minister and opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko. ... The second Ukrainian parliamentary election after the collapse of Soviet Union took place on 29 March 1998. ... Ukrainian parliamentary election of 2002 took place on March 31. ... Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: leading party or bloc Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: 2nd best result The Ukrainian parliamentary election took place on March 26, 2006. ... Categories: Ukraine-related stubs | Ukrainian government | Elections in Ukraine ... Orange-clad supporters of Viktor Yushchenko gather in Independence Square in Kiev. ... // Western relations Ukraine considers Euro-Atlantic integration its primary foreign policy objective, but in practice balances its relationship with Europe and the United States with strong ties to Russia. ...

The "rising sun" of Pora! symbolizes a new dawn
The "rising sun" of Pora! symbolizes a new dawn

Pora! (Ukrainian: ПОРА!), meaning IT'S TIME! in Ukrainian, is a civic youth organization in Ukraine espousing nonviolent resistance and advocating increased national democracy, in opposition to what they claimed was the authoritarian governing style of Ukraine's president Leonid Kuchma. The group was established in 2004 to coordinate young people's opposition to the Kuchma government. Poras logo. ... Poras logo. ... Nonviolent resistance (or nonviolent action) comprises the practice of applying power to achieve socio-political goals through symbolic protests, economic or political noncooperation, civil disobedience and other methods, without the use of physical violence. ... This article applies to political ideologies. ... Leonid Kuchma Leonid Danylovych Kuchma (in Ukrainian: Леонід Данилович Кучма) (born August 9, 1938) was the second President of Ukraine from July 19, 1994, to January 23, 2005. ...


Pora! was inspired and partly trained by members of the Serbian Otpor movement which helped bring down President Slobodan Milošević, and is also allied to related movements throughout Eastern Europe, including Kmara in the republic of Georgia (itself partly responsible for the downfall of President Eduard Shevardnadze), Zubr in Belarus (opposing President Alexander Lukashenko), Oborona in Russia, and MJAFT! in Albania. Serbia and Montenegro  â€“ Serbia    â€“ Kosovo        (UN administration)    â€“ Vojvodina  â€“ Montenegro Official language Serbian1 Capital Belgrade Independence Declared from the Ottoman Empire Gained autonomy 1817 Independence July 13, 1878 Area – Total – % water 88,361 km² n/a Population – Total (2002) (not including data for Kosovo and Metohia Province) – Density 7. ... Otpor! (Cyrillic: ОТПОР!, in English: Resistance!) was a pro-democracy youth movement in Serbia which has been widely credited for leading the eventually successful struggle to overthrow Slobodan MiloÅ¡ević in 2000. ... Slobodan MiloÅ¡ević Slobodan MiloÅ¡ević (help· info) (Serbian: , pronounced []); (20 August 1941 – 11 March 2006) was President of Serbia and of Yugoslavia. ... Current division of Europe into five (or more) regions: one definition of Eastern Europe is marked in orange Eastern Europe as a region has several alternative definitions, whereby it can denote: the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Central Europe and Russia. ... Kmara flag Kmara (Georgian: კმარა) is a civic resistance movement in the republic of Georgia which undermined the government of Eduard Shevardnadze. ... Eduard Amvrosiyevich Shevardnadze (Georgian: ედუარდ შევარდნაძე, Russian: Эдуа́рд Амвро́сьевич Шевардна́дзе; pronounced ed-oo-ard am-vro-see-ye-vitch she-va-rd-nad-zuh) (born 25 January 1928) is a Georgian politician. ... Zubr (Belarusian: ЗУБР) is a civic youth organization in Belarus in opposition to President Aleksandr Lukashenko. ... Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko (Lukashenka) (Belarusian: Алякса́ндар Рыго́равіч Лукашэ́нка, Russian: ) (born August 30, 1954) has been the President of Belarus since 1994. ... Oborona (Cyrillic: Оборона) is a non-partisan civic youth movement in Russia. ... MJAFT! (Albanian for enough) is a political organization in Albania that aims to raise awareness of the many political and social problems facing Albania. ...


According to Pora! coordinator Andriy Yusov (Yellow Pora), Pora! has never received U.S. funding and that while 18 members traveled to Serbia in the spring of 2004 and met with Otpor leaders at a seminar in the city of Novi Sad, they paid for themselves. Motto: City for the citizens (Grad po meri građana) Executive government Mayor (Gradonačelnik) City council (Skupština Grada) Mayor Maja Gojković Area 235. ...


Pora! supported Viktor Yushchenko in protests following the disputed 2004 presidential election. It claimed to have about 10,000 members. Its methods have apparently been influenced by Gene Sharp's manual From Dictatorship to Democracy. Apart from the mass demonstrations of the "Orange Revolution", the group's tactics have included the use of visually striking posters showing confrontational images such as a giant boot crushing a cockroach, and stickers with "revolutionary" slogans such as "Time to Arise!". Not surprisingly, this has aroused the ire of the Ukrainian authorities and Pora! activists have often been harassed and arrested.Pora! was seen as being on the radical wing of the reform movement. Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Андрійович Ющенко) (born 23 February 1954) is the President of Ukraine. ... Demonstrators march in the street while protesting the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on April 16, 2005. ... The presidential election held in November and December 2004 in Ukraine was mostly a political battle between Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych and former Prime Minister and opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko. ... Gene Sharp (born 1928) is a political scientist, author and founder of the Albert Einstein Institution, a non-profit organisation which studies and promotes the use of nonviolent action. ... Orange-clad supporters of Viktor Yushchenko gather in Independence Square in Kiev. ...

Stickers posted by Pora! activists on a lamp post in L'viv, Ukraine
Stickers posted by Pora! activists on a lamp post in L'viv, Ukraine

Since the success of the Orange Revolution in defeating election fraud, Pora has formally split into two branches with different goals for the future. The difference, however, always existed without being publically known, between the original Black Pora! - a student movement associated with civic resistence and anti-Kuchma campaigns and the Yellow Pora! - organized by a group of politicians more closely connected to oppositional parties in the Parliament - such as Nasha Ukraina (Our Ukraine) of Viktor Yuschenko and PRP (Reform and Order Party). Yellow Pora, is focused on spreading its "revolution" to other countries, particularly Belarus and Russia. Black Pora, functions mainly as a pro-democracy watchdog trying to clean Ukraine of 'Kuchmizm' (i.e. the legacy of the former authoritarian President Leonid Kuchma) and does not see the possibility of exporting its experience to other countries. Pora stickers on a lamp post in Lvov, Ukraine By Unclebumpy File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Pora stickers on a lamp post in Lvov, Ukraine By Unclebumpy File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Lviv coat of arms Motto: Semper fidelis Municipal government City council (Львівська міська рада) Mayor City chairman Lyubomyr Bunyak Area 171,01 km² Population    total 2000    density 808,900 4786/km² Founded city rights 13th century 1353 Area code + 0322 Latitude Longitude 49°51′ N 24°01′ E Twin towns... Orange-clad supporters of Viktor Yushchenko gather in Independence Square in Kiev. ...

Yellow Pora! party logo
Yellow Pora! party logo

Now Yellow Pora! is a Ukrainian political party. Yellow Pora united with Party Reform and Order and founded bloc PRP-PORA. Vitali Klitschko is the head of this political bloc. Black Pora! remains a non-partizan movement and has formally registered as an NGO - All-Ukrainian Civic Organization Pora! Part of its public campaigns - such as the one aimed at pressuring major political parties to clean their electoral lists of notorious personalities - connected to the old regime or having criminal background - at the March 26, 2006 Parliamentary elections - go under a different title 'Opora'(Foundation). At the parliamentary elections on 26 March 2006, it won in an alliance with the Reforms and Order Party 1,47 % of the popular vote and no seats. Image File history File links PORA_party. ... Image File history File links PORA_party. ... It was founded as the Party Reform and Order (Partiya Reformy i Poriadok) is a liberal political party in Ukraine. ... Vitali Klitschko, right, with his brother Wladimir Dr. Vitali Vladimirovich Klitschko (born July 19, 1971), known as Dr. Iron Fist, was a professional boxer from 1996 through 2005; he was the WBC heavyweight boxing champion of the world in 2004 and 2005. ... Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: leading party or bloc Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: 2nd best result The Ukrainian parliamentary election took place on March 26, 2006. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It was founded as the Party Reform and Order (Partiya Reformy i Poriadok) is a liberal political party in Ukraine. ...


See also

This article discusses liberalism as a major political ideology as it developed and stands currently. ... This is an (partial) overview of individuals that contributed to the development of liberal theory on a worldwide scale and therefore are strongly associated with the liberal tradition and instrumental in the exposition of political liberalism as a philosophy. ... This article discusses liberalism as a major political current in specific regions and countries. ... This is an overview of parties that adhere more or less (explicitly) to the ideas of political liberalism and is therefore a list of liberal parties around the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article gives an overview of liberalism in Ukraine. ... Color revolutions or Flower revolutions are the names given collectively to a series of related movements that have developed in post-communist societies in Central and Eastern Europe and are possibly spreading elsewhere. ... Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: leading party or bloc Distribution of votes through 225 electoral districts: 2nd best result The Ukrainian parliamentary election took place on March 26, 2006. ...

External links

  • (Ukrainian) (English) Yellow Pora official site
  • (Ukrainian)From Dictatorship to Democracy, by Gene Sharp
  • (English)From Dictatorship to Democracy, by Gene Sharp.
  • (English) Ukraine: The Resistance Will Not Stop - Radio Netherlands interview of a Pora activist

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BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Analysis: Ukraine's youths rise up (833 words)
Pora is the latest manifestation of Ukrainian political discontent, with its most immediate origins in the nationalist and democratic protest groups of the late 1990s.
Pora is energetic, well-motivated and at ease with information technology, as one might expect from a movement dominated by young urban professionals.
Pora provided an impetus, but hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets and camped out in freezing conditions to demand fair elections did so at their own initiative and not through a summons.
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