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Lytvyn Bloc
Блок Литвина
Leader Volodymyr Lytvyn
Ideology Centrism,[1] agrarianism
International affiliation None
Official colours Green
Website
litvin.com.ua
Politics of Ukraine
Political parties
Elections

The Lytvyn Bloc, formerly Lytvyn's People's Bloc, (Ukrainian: Блок Литвина, formerly Народний блок Литвина) is a centrist[1] political alliance in Ukraine led by Volodymyr Lytvyn. According to Lytvyn the party had 400,000 members in October 2009.[2]

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Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2006

During the 2006 parliamentary elections, the bloc was known as Lytvyn's People's Bloc and consisted of:

The bloc had been organized for participation in the 2006 parliamentary election. The electoral bloc's list was headed by:

# Name Prior Position
1 Volodymyr Lytvyn Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada
2 Sofia Rotaru Singer
3 Leonid Kadenyuk Astronaut
4 Valeriy Smoliy Head of the Institite of History of Ukraine
5 Vasyl Maliarenko Head of the Supreme Court of Ukraine

In the election, which took place on 26 March 2006, the bloc won 2.44% of the popular vote and no seat in the Verkhovna Rada, which was one of the main surprises of the election.

Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2007

Map showing the results of the bloc percentage of total national vote) per region for the 2007 parliamentary election.

In the early parliamentary election held on September 30, 2007, the Lytvyn Bloc consisted of

The bloc won 3.96% of the popular vote, with this result the bloc placed in fifth place, after the Communist Party and Our Ukraine–People's Self-Defense Bloc.[3] It won 20 out of 450 seats.

After the 2008 Ukrainian political crisis the Lytvyn Bloc joined the ruling coalition. On December 16, 2008 a government was formed representing a 245 seat majority of the parliament, between the Lytvyn Bloc, the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc and Our Ukraine–People's Self-Defense Bloc.[4]

On March 11, 2010 together with Party of Regions and Communist Party of Ukraine the bloc joined the first Azarov Government[5]

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