Party of Greens of Ukraine

The Party of Greens of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Партія Зелених України, Partija Zelenykh Ukrainy, PZU) is a Ukrainian green political party founded in 1990[1] by Yuriy Shcherbak and registered in May 1991.[5]

Party of Greens of Ukraine

Партія Зелених України
LeaderTetyana Bodun
FoundedSpring 1990[1]
IdeologyGreen politics[2]
European affiliationEuropean Green Party
International affiliationGlobal Greens
Verkhovna Rada
0 / 450
Regional Councils and Council of Kyiv
0 / 1,804
Local Councils[3]
36 / 158,399

The party is a successor of the Green World Association (founded December 1987[6]) and under that name participated in the Ukrainian parliamentary elections of 1990 as part of the Democratic Bloc.[1] 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.[7]


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.[7]

The Party has been a member of the European Green Party since January 1994.[7]

The registration certificate of a similarly named party called Green Party of Ukraine was canceled in November 2011 because it had not nominated a candidate in an election since the parliamentary elections of 1998.[8]

Electoral resultsEdit

In the 1998 parliamentary election the Ukrainian Greens received 5.5%[5] of the vote and 19 seats[7] in the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament). According to historian Andrew Wilson, during this period the party was more of a sanctuary for oligarchs than a Green Party because businessmen dominated the party's election list.[9]

The 1998 success wasn't repeated in the 2002 election, in which final poll results had predicted that the party would receive between 4% and 5% of the total vote.[10] However, the party fell below expectations and earned a mere 1.3% of the total vote, losing all its seats.[5] In the 2006 parliamentary elections and the 2007 parliamentary elections, the party received 0.54% and 0.40% respectively and failed to earn seats in parliament both times.[5]

The party participated in the 2012 parliamentary elections,[11] in which it won 0.35% of the national vote and none of the fifteen constituencies in which it had competed[12] and thus failed to win parliamentary representation.[13] The party also participated in the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election, but received 0.24% which once again was not enough to gain parliamentary representation.[14] In the 2019 Ukrainian parliamentary election the party gained 0.66% of the national vote and no parliamentary seats, the party also failed to win a constituency seat.[15]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Serhy Yekelchyk Ukraine: Birth of a Modern Nation, Oxford University Press (2007), ISBN 978-0-19-530546-3, page 187
  2. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2002). "Ukraine". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 26 October 2004.
  3. ^ WWW ІАС "Місцеві вибори" Archived 2015-11-21 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Партия Зеленых Украины
  5. ^ a b c d (in Ukrainian) Databases ASD: Political parties in Ukraine
  6. ^ Serhy Yekelchyk '"Ukraine: Birth of a Modern Nation, Oxford University Press (2007), ISBN 978-0-19-530546-3, page 181
  7. ^ a b c d Official party site Archived 2010-05-20 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Lavrynovych: Court cancels registration certificates of five Ukrainian parties, Kyiv Post (29 November 2011)
  9. ^ Virtual Politics - Faking Democracy in the Post-Soviet World, Andrew Wilson, Yale University Press, 2005, ISBN 0-300-09545-7
  10. ^ Ukraine's election frontrunners, BBC News (28 March 2002)
  11. ^ Ukrainian Green Party to participate in 2012 parliamentary elections, Kyiv Post (19 December 2011)
  12. ^ (in Ukrainian) Candidates, RBC Ukraine
  13. ^ (in Ukrainian) Proportional votes Archived 2012-10-30 at the Wayback Machine & Constituency seats Archived 2012-11-05 at the Wayback Machine, Central Election Commission of Ukraine
  14. ^ "Central Election Commission - 2012-2013". Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  15. ^ CEC counts 100 percent of vote in Ukraine's parliamentary elections, Ukrinform (26 July 2019)
    (in Russian) Results of the extraordinary elections of the People's Deputies of Ukraine 2019, Ukrayinska Pravda (21 July 2019)

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