Communist Party of Ukraine


Communist Party of Ukraine
Communist Party of Ukraine
Комуністична партія України
First Secretary Petro Symonenko
Second Secretary Igor Alekseyev
Founded June 19, 1993 (1993-06-19)
Ideology Pro-Russia,
Communism,
Marxism-Leninism
International affiliation Union of Communist Parties - Communist Party of the Soviet Union (UCP-CPSU)
Official colours Red
Verkhovna Rada
25 / 450
[1]
Website
www.kpu.net.ua
Politics of Ukraine
Political parties
Elections

The Communist Party of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Комуністична партія України, Komunistychna Partiya Ukrayiny, or KPU) is a political party in Ukraine, currently led by Petro Symonenko.

The party fights the Ukrainian national self-determination by identifying any Ukrainian national parties as the National-Fascist ones (Press Service of KPU on October 14, 2011 "Communists call to strictly prevent any appearance of national-fascism in Ukraine" ("Коммунисты призывают жестко пресекать любые проявления национал-фашизма в Украине"), the Second Secretary of the Central Committee of KPU, Igor Alekseyev).

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Party's electoral results

At the parliamentary elections on 29 March 1998, the party gained 24.65%[2] of the vote and 123 seats, becoming the largest party in Parliament. At the parliamentary elections on 30 March 2002, the party won 19.98%[2] of the popular vote and 66 out of 450 seats in the Verkhovna Rada. Since then the party has lost much support, particularly after the Orange Revolution. In the 2006 parliamentary election the party won 3.66% and 21 seats.[2]

A map showing the results of the Communist Party of Ukraine (change in voter percentage from 2006) per region for the 2007 parliamentary election.

In the parliamentary elections on 30 September 2007, the party won 5.39%[2] of the popular vote and 27 out of 450 seats.

The party participated in the 2010 presidential election as part of the Election bloc of left and central left political forces.[3]

On March 11, 2010 together with Bloc Lytvyn and Party of Regions the party joined the first Azarov Government[4]

A May 2010 poll by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology showed that the party had the greatest support among retirees (7%) and virtually no support among young people (in the 18-29 and 30-44 age groups), especially in western Ukraine.[5]

In the 2010 local elections the party scored between 5% and 12% of the votes in all Ukrainian Oblasts except in Western Ukraine and Kiev Oblast where they almost had no voters.[6]

Presidential since 1994
(year links to election page)
Year Candidate Votes %
1994
Oleksandr Moroz
3,466,541
13.33
1999
Petro Symonenko
5,849,077
22.24
2004
Petro Symonenko
1,388,045
4.97
2010
Petro Symonenko
872,877
3.54
Parliamentary since 1994
(year links to election page)
Year Votes % Mandates
1994
3,683,332
19.1
86
1998
6,550,353
24.7
121
2002
5,178,074
19.98
66
2006
929,591
3.66
21
2007
1,257,397
5.39
27


Recent issue stances

Simonenko presidential election-2004 poster in Russian

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