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All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland"
Всеукраїнське об'єднання "Батьківщина"
Leader Yulia Tymoshenko
Founded 9 July 1999 (1999-07-09)[1]
Headquarters Kiev
Ideology Conservatism, social liberalism, pro-Europeanism,[2] solidarism[3]
International affiliation None
European affiliation European People's Party (observer status)[4][5]
Official colours Pink
Website
http://batkivshchyna.te.ua
Politics of Ukraine
Political parties
Elections

The All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" (Ukrainian: Всеукраїнське об'єднання "Батьківщина", Vseukrayins'ke Obyednannya Bat’kivshchyna) is a political party in Ukraine, led by Yulia Tymoshenko.

History

Yulia Tymoshenko was originally elected during the 1998 parliamentary elections in the Ukrainian parliament on the party list of Hromada[3], but after Hromada's party leader Pavlo Lazarenko fled to the United States in the spring of 1999 to avoid investigations for embezzlement[6][7] various faction members left the party to join other parliament factions,[8] among them Tymoshenko who set up the All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" faction.[6]

At the 2002 parliamentary elections, the party was the main constituent part of the Yulia Tymoshenko Electoral Bloc alliance.

In March 2005 the Yabluko party was self-liquidated and merged into Fatherland Party.

During the 2006 and 2007 parliamentary elections the party also took part in the Yulia Tymoshenko Electoral Bloc, that won 156 out of 450 seats.

The Party has the status of an observer in the conservative European People's Party.[5]

External links

References

  1. ^ (Ukrainian) Official Website
  2. ^ POLITICAL BLOC PROFILE: The Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc (02/26/06)
  3. ^ a b Biography of Yulia Tymoshenko leader of BYUT, Ukraine, Official website of Yulia Tymoshenko
  4. ^ Gasprinsessen, mumien og den faldne helt - Verden
  5. ^ a b VO “Batkivshyna” joins European People's Party, Internet Press Service of Yulia Tymoshenko, 5 August 2007
  6. ^ a b [swords=8fd5893941d69d0be3f378576261ae3e&tx_ttnews[any_of_the_words]=Hromada&tx_ttnews[pointer]=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=11443&tx_ttnews[backPid]=7&cHash=10213e7200 A CABINET OF REFORMS?], The Jamestown Foundation (January 12, 2000)
  7. ^ [swords=8fd5893941d69d0be3f378576261ae3e&tx_ttnews[any_of_the_words]=Hromada&tx_ttnews[pointer]=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=11444&tx_ttnews[backPid]=7&cHash=9fe0200b55 REFORMIST UKRAINIAN PREMIER APPOINTED], The Jamestown Foundation (January 12, 2000)
  8. ^ [swords=8fd5893941d69d0be3f378576261ae3e&tx_ttnews[any_of_the_words]=Hromada&tx_ttnews[pointer]=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=11596&tx_ttnews[backPid]=7&cHash=aa6c75d312 MAYOR ESCAPES ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT], The Jamestown Foundation (November 30, 1999)
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