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Ukrainian Party of Regions emblem
Ukrainian Party of Regions emblem

The Party of Regions ( Ukrainian: Партія регіонів, Russian: Партия регионов) is a Ukrainian political party created in March 2001. It originally supported president Leonid Kuchma and joined the pro-government United Ukraine alliance during the parliamentary elections on 30 March 2002. The party's leader is former Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych. Its electoral and financial base is located primarily in the east and south-east of Ukraine, where it enjoys wide popular support. In the Eastern Ukrainian Donetsk Oblast the party claims to have over 700,000 members. Image File history File links Party_of_regions. ... A political party is an organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ... Look up March in Wiktionary, the free dictionary March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 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. ... United Ukraine was an electoral coalition that contested the 2002 parliamentary election in Ukraine, getting 12% of the vote and 102 of the 450 seats. ... Ukrainian parliamentary election of 2002 took place on March 31. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in Leap years). ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... Viktor Yanukovych Campaign Poster 2004 Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych (Russian: Виктор Федорович Янукович, Ukrainian: Янукович Віктор Федорович ) (born July 9, 1950) was Prime Minister of Ukraine from November 21, 2002 to December 31, 2004 and current leader of Ukrainian Party of Regions. ... Donetsk Oblast (Ukrainian: Донецька область, Donets’ka oblast’ or Донеччина, Donechchyna) is an oblast (province) of eastern Ukraine. ...


The party shifted its political ideology to the left and became much more populist in nature before the Ukrainian presidential election, 2004 and, as a result, Yanukovych won over a large part of the Communist party's electorate in eastern Ukraine. The party announced support for making Russian a second official language in Ukraine, a pro-Russian foreign policy, and increased social spending. It also advocates the regionalist ideology, and many members support making Ukraine a federation. 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. ... Categories: Politics stubs | Communist parties | Ukrainian politics | Ukrainian political parties ... An official language is a language that is given a privileged legal status in a state, or other legally-defined territory. ... A federation (Latin: foedus, covenant) is a state comprised of a number of partially self-governing regions (often themselves referred to as states) united by a central (federal) government. ...


The Party of Regions moved to opposition after its candidate, Viktor Yanukovych, lost the 2004 presidential election. The party leader first claimed an electoral victory but strong allegations of electoral fraud triggered a series of events commonly known as the Orange Revolution. In the re-run of the presidential election ordered by the country's Supreme Court, Viktor Yanukovych lost the election to Viktor Yushchenko. Electoral fraud is the deliberate intentional interference with the process of an election. ... Orange-clad supporters of Viktor Yushchenko gather in Independence Square in Kiev. ... 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. ... Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Андрійович Ющенко) (born 23 February 1954) is the President of Ukraine. ...


The Party claimes to be a victim of a political persecution campaign organized by the new government. For example, Borys Kolesnykov, the head of the regional party branch and the Donetsk regional council, was arrested in April 2005 and charged with criminal extortion. The Party of Regions claims this is an act of political repression, while the authorities believe that Kolesnykov had links to organized crime and his arrest is a purely criminal matter. He has since been cleared of charges and released from pre-trial detention. Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ...


At the parliamentary elections on 26 March 2006, the party gained 32,12% of votes and 186 (out of 450) seats in Verkhovna Rada, forming the largest parliamentary group. 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. ...


Recent political changes

Although the party seems assured of its plurality, it may not make it into government, with a coalition of the Socialist Party, Our Ukraine, and the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc seems most likely. According to Ukraine's constitution, only the coalitionparty counting more than 225 seats may suggest the government to the President. The Socialist Party of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Sotsialistychna Partiya Ukrainy) is a left-wing political party in Ukraine, one of the oldest (registered in late 1990). ... The Yuliya Tymoshenko Electoral Bloc (Ukrainian: Виборций Блок Юлії Тимошенко, Vybortsyi Blok Yuliyi Tymoshenko) is a coalition of liberal and nationalist political parties in Ukraine. ... Mariyinsky Palace The President of Ukraine (Ukrainian: , Prezydent Ukrayiny) is the head of the state of Ukraine and acts in its name. ...


See also

Rinat L. Akhmetov (Ukrainian: ) is the richest Ukrainian business oligarch of Tatar descent. ... 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. ...

External links

  • ((Russian)) ((English)) Official web site of the party
  • Official web site of parliamentary faction "Regions of Ukraine"
  • Official website of the youth wing of Party of Regions

  Results from FactBites:
 
Party of Regions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (543 words)
The Party of Regions is represented in the Ukrainian parliament by the "Regions of Ukraine" faction, which currently has 51 seats.
Borys Kolesnykov, the head of the regional party branch and the Donetsk regional council, was arrested in April 2005 and charged with criminal extortion.
The Party of Regions claims this is an act of political repression, while the authorities argue that Kolesnykov had links to organized crime and his arrest is a purely criminal matter.
Confederation of Regions Party of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (876 words)
The party took 2.1% of the vote in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
On 17 June 1996, the Chief Electoral Officer of Alberta, cancelled the registration of the Confederation of Regions Party of Alberta and the party was struck from the Register of Alberta Political Parties because the party failed to comply with the registration requirements of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act.
The COR Party was struck from the register because two conflicting groups in the party claimed different persons were officers of the party.
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