Opposition platform — For life

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July 5, 2022

"Opposition Platform — for Life" (OPZH) is a pro-Russian political party banned in Ukraine. It was registered on December 9, 1999 as the All-Ukrainian Association "Center". In July 2016, the party was renamed "For Life", and Vadym Rabinovych was elected as its leader. At the end of July 2018, the NGO of the oligarch and Putin's godfather Viktor Medvedchuk - "Ukrainian Choice" - joined the party. On March 19, 2022, the NSDC suspended the party's activities during martial law due to the full-scale attack of the Russian army on Ukraine. On April 14, the OPZZ faction in the VRU suspended its activities, the People's Deputies did not plan to appeal this decision, and declared that they would work as non-factional members. Instead, on April 21, most of the faction's former People's Deputies created a deputy group "Platform for Life and Peace" in the VRU under the leadership of Yuriy Boyko. On May 12, the OPZHA faction was finally eliminated from the VRU. On June 20, 2022, the Eighth Administrative Court of Appeal in Lviv upheld the lawsuit of the Ministry of Justice and banned the party.

History

In the parliamentary elections of 2002, she participated in the People's Movement of Ukraine for Unity bloc. A list of 104 candidates was registered for multi-mandate constituencies, 101 candidates were registered in single-mandate constituencies. The bloc received 41,730 votes (0.16%), taking 24th place among 33 participants. In October 2004, Stepan Havrysh was elected as the head of the party. In the parliamentary elections of 2006, the party participated as part of the "No way!" opposition bloc, with 3% of the total list. In the parliamentary elections, Havrysh (No. 7) represented the "Center" party in the top ten of the bloc's list. The block received 257,106 votes (1.01%), taking 11th place among 45 participants. 2007 — Havrysh resigned from the duties of party chairman; Acting his deputy, former party leader Viktor Golovko, became chairman. In the parliamentary elections of 2007, the party participated as part of the KUCHMA electoral bloc of political parties. The bloc scored 23,676 votes (0.10%), taking 18th place among 20 participants. In July 2016, the party was renamed "For Life" and Vadym Rabinovych was elected as its leader. At the end of July 2018, the NGO of the oligarch and godfather of Vladimir Putin Viktor Medvedchuk — "Ukrainian Choice" joined the party. After that, in September 2018, one of its leaders, Yevgeny Muraev, left the party.