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People's Will (parliamentary group)

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People's Will (Ukrainian: Воля народу), formerly known as Sovereign European Ukraine (Ukrainian: Соборна європейська Україна), is a Ukrainian parliamentary faction in its national parliament Verkhovna Rada.

People's Will

Воля народу
LeaderYaroslav Moskalenko
FoundedFebruary 27, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-02-27)
HeadquartersVerkhovna Rada, Kiev, Ukraine
Political positionCentre
Colours     Green
Verkhovna Rada
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Sovereign European UkraineEdit

The faction Sovereign European Ukraine was founded on 27 February 2014.[1] It was founded by MP Ihor Yeremeyev who had till then had not been a member of any faction.[2] The group included 35 MPs.[1] Most of them had been, like Yeremeyev, unaffiliated.[3][2] According to Yeremeyev not wanting a ministerial post had been one of the conditions that needed to be met to join the faction when it was established.[4]

On its first day the faction with 250 other MPs sign up to join the coalition supporting the Yatsenyuk Government with the Batkivshchyna, UDAR, Svoboda factions and the Economic Development faction and other MPs.[5]

The main policy aim of the faction were European integration and lustration, which is the purge of government officials associated with the past Communist system.[6][4]

People's WillEdit

The parliamentary group was revived after the 2014 parliamentary elections in Ukraine by Yeremeyev; but was renamed "People's Will".[7] The new leader of the parliamentary group was again Yeremeyev.[8][7] Its initial strength was 20 MPs.[9] Late October 2016 the group counted 19 MPs.[10]


Verkhovna Rada
Constituency /total
Overall seats won
Seat change
Government Ref
Popular vote
Seats /total
February 2014 formed during legislative period
35 / 450
October 2014 none 19/450
19 / 450
  16 [3]


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