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The Party "Union" (Ukrainian: Партія "Союз") is a political party in Ukraine registered in June 1997[1].

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History

The party was formed in March 2007 on the basis of the prohibited Ukraine Crimean party.[2] During the Ukrainian presidential election, 2004 the party supported Viktor Yanukovych.[3]

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Election results[1]

During the Ukrainian parliamentary election, 1998 the party won 0.70% of the national vote and 2 seats[4]. At the Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2002 the party was part of the Russian Bloc (Ukrainian: Русский блок) that got 0.73% of the votes and no seats. Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2006 the party was a member of the bloc "For Union" (Ukrainian: ЗА СОЮЗ), that bloc won 0.20% of the votes. In the 30 September 2007 elections, the party again failed as part of the Electoral Bloc of Political Parties "KUCHMA" to win parliamentary representation.

Political positions

The party advocates the merging of Ukraine "in an interstate union of Belarus and Russia". Wants Russian to be the second state language in Ukraine (currently Ukrainian is the only state language in Ukraine). The party is against Ukraine joining NATO, the rehabilitation of (as the put it) "Nazi criminals from the UNA-UNSO and "against the omnipotence of bureaucrats and corruption".[5]

In October 2009 the Crimean brance of the party asked Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Chief Executive of Gazprom Alexei Miller to consider the issue of possible deliveries of natural gas to Crimea and Sevastopol in 2009-2010 at prices charged to citizens of Russia.[6]

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