The Statute of Ukrainian Party of Pensioners

  • I. General regulations

    1.1.    The Ukrainian Party of Pensioners, (the PPU further), is a political party that unit the population of Ukraine on voluntarily bases and has All-Ukrainian status.

    1.2.    The short name for the party is the PPU.

    1.3.    The party stretches out its work on the entire territory of Ukraine, works according to the Constitution of Ukraine, current legislation of Ukraine, the Statute and Program of the Party. The party conducts its activities on the principles of democracy, self-government, transparency, voluntariness, mutual respect, equality of laws for all the members; it enforces the partition discipline and legality.

    1.4.    The party cooperates with governmental and nongovernmental organizations in order to solve all the issues that connected with the realization of the tasks of the Statute.

    1.5.    The PPU acquires the status of legal entity from the moment of registration in Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, it has: separate property, independent balance, bank accounts, seal, stamps and letterheads with its name, samples of which are ratified by the Presidium of the Central Committee of the party; their own symbols, that includes the flag, the anthem, the identification sign, the motto, which are approved by the Central Committee of the party. All the symbols are registered according to the order prescribed by law.

    1.6.    The legal address is: st.Odesa, Bankivska st.,14.

  • II. The purpose, tasks and forms of activities

    2.1 The main purpose of the party is to promote the creation of a fair and democratic society, based on human values, the improvement of living standards and welfare of pensioners, socially unprotected layers of the population and the participation in elections and other political events.

    2.2 According to the party’s Program the main task of the PPU is:

    1) the promotion of reforms with the aim of building a democratic and legal country with a socially-market economy;

    2) the promotion of developing and strengthening of democratic, social, economic and legal events in Ukraine;

    3) the defense of the inviolability and inalienability of human rights, acknowledged by the world community;

    4) the expression of the interests of entrepreneurs-employers and workers and their agreements with the interests of the state;

    5) the promotion of the creation of conditions to support healthy and active longevity, according to the modern science; organization of social services for senior citizens;

    6) the promotion of the protection of legitimate rights and interests of pensioners, veterans of war and labor, the guarantee for decent standard of living, social security and  insurance of old age.

    2.3. To carry out the statutory tasks the party according to the order prescribed by law:

    1)    takes part in realization of public policy, elections to the Verkhovna Rada and local self-government and their officials in the formation of the government;

    2)    nominates and supports its candidates for the elections of the President of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and local authorities;

    3)    conducts the pre-election agitations and propaganda;

    4)    forms the party's faction in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and local authorities;

    5)    carries out political activities, conducts a variety of actions and events, meetings, rallies, demonstrations, etc.; conducts other events for the population aimed to the realization and implementing ideas of the party;

    6)    can form inter-blocks with other parties  in order to achieve the aims of the program;

    7)    promotes and participates in the development and implementation of comprehensive and targeted programs aimed on improving of the social status of pensioners, disabled people, the socially unprotected population; makes its own suggestions to the public and  local self-government authorities;

    8)    develops legislative documents, promotes their adoption and implementation;

    9)    makes and publishes its own projects about resolving socio-economic problems of socially vulnerable  population and requires the adoption of this project by different governmental branches;

    10)    takes part in civil law relations, acquires property and non-property rights, establishes its own mass media according to the laws of Ukraine;

    11)    promotes its own ideas, goals and objectives, spreads the information about their activities and party ideological doctrine;

    12)    it supports foundations of another civil unions in ideological, organizational and financial ways;

    13)    the party also supports state programs if it complies the program of Statute of PPU and goals;

    14)    uses mass media of the state; receives the necessary information from public and local authorities, departments to implement its goals and objectives;

  • III. The Party Membership

    3.1. Every citizen of Ukraine, who has attained 18 years, is capable to define and hold the Statute and program patrician documentslegally; who registered in primary or local organizations can be a member of the party.

    3.2. The admission to the party members carried out by the primary congress and congress of local or territorial organization (if the local organization is not created), on the basis of personal written statement. In period between the conferences the admission performs by the Presidium of the party, the Committee of an appropriate organization. The decision of the primary organization for admission is adopted if it receives, at least, by two-thirds of the participants of the conference; it takes effect upon approval of its highest party bodies.
    In exceptional cases, the membership admission to the party is realized by the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Party.

    3.3. The membership in the party is fixed and is certified by the party ticket, the sample of which is approved by the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Party.
    The membership in the party (the PPU) is incompatible if a person registered in another political party at the same time.

    3.4. The membership in the party can be dissolved in the following cases of:

    1) writing a personal statement to the prior conference of the party organization, and between them - to the Presidium;

    2) an expelling from the party can be realized as a result of a participant actions inconsistent with the Statute or policy documents;

    3) imperfomance of statutory duties, decisions of the government of the party and its organizations;

    4) an expelling out of the party as a result of activities that discriminates the party and its organization;

    5) a person is incapable or limited in acts;

    6) themembership in the party can be stopped by decision of the conference of the party organization or its Presidium, the Committee and the Presidium of the Central Committee of the party on the basis of personal written statement, if a participant in accordance with the requirements of the legislation cannot be on the ranks of the party.

  • IV. Rights and duties of the participants

    4.1. Rights and duties of the participants implement according to the order prescribed by the Statute;

    4.2. Each member of the party has the following rights:

    1) to take part in formulating and implementing policies of the party;

    2) to unit with other parties into the primary or local organization;

    3) to leave the one of the primary organizations and become a part of another, in case of the agreement of the last one;

    4) to express their views and to discuss any issue of the party policy before making decisions by the party government;

    5) to nominate and be nominated and included to any elections of the party government;

    6) to be nominated for election to offices of government bodies at all ranges;

    7) to get the information about general issues of the party’s work;

    8) to participate in all discussions of the party government about its activity or propositions, statements, appeals; to support the party, and its honor and dignity;

    9) to depart or to terminate the membership by writing an appropriate application;

    4.3. Each participant is obliged:

    1) to adhere the Statute and the Program of the Party;

    2) to concern about the strengthening of the authority of the party, to adhere the party discipline, morality and constructive criticism;

    3) to contribute the victory of candidates from the party on the elections;

    4) to pay the membership fees (some members of the party);

    5) to take part in organizational activities of the party;

    6) to be registered in the primary or local (if there is no primary one) organization.

    4.4. The member of the PPU is guaranteed by the right of protection by the party against unreasonable accusations and persecutions, for his party and social activities, political beliefs and attitudes.

    4.5.1. In case of the systematic violation of the Statute of the Pensioners Party of Ukraine (the PPU), or the failure of party decisions and discredit to the party, a participant can be subjected to party discipline or can be excluded from the party by the decision of the primary congress, local or territory organizations, according to the document of "Regulations of the party rewards and punishments", which is approved by the Congress.
    The decision of exemption is taken by qualified majority (two thirds) of votes of the congress’ participants or on meetings of the party government.

    4.5.2. The members of the Central Committee, the heads of the territorial and urban organizations, cities, regional centers, for the systematic violation of the Statute, for the failure of decisions of the party bodies (Congresses, the Central Committee of the Pensioners Party of Ukraine, the Presidium of the Central Committee) and party’s discredit can be subjected to party discipline or can be excluded from the party by the decision of the Central Committee Presidium of Pensioners Party of Ukraine. The decision of exemption is taken by qualified majority (two thirds) of votes of the general structure of the Presidium.

    4.6. An expelled member of the party has the right to appeal to the governing bodies of the highest level, including the Congress party. The appeal must be considered by the Congress in two months period after its submission, or at the coming meeting.

    4.7. The recovery of the party (after the dismissal) leads according to the submitted application. The period of time when the membership was tempered is included to the all-party experience, in case the application for restoration is submitted in three months after the dismissal of the posts.

    4.8. The membership accounting of the PPU leads by “Regulations of the membership accounting of the PPU”, which is approved by the Congress party.

  • V. Territorial and local organizations

    5.1. The party determines its organizational structure, forms and methods of activities, according to the Statute and current laws. Territorial and local parties and organizations are formed and operate in accordance with the administrative-territorial structure of Ukraine. Their activities cover the territory of the administrative-territorial units. They determine its structure, forms and methods of activity independently, according to the Statute and Program documents of the party, under the current legislation.

    5.2. The territorial organizations of the party are its organizations in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regional, Kyiv and Sevastopol, and city organizations of the cities of regional centers.

    5.3. Territorial organizations are formed at the Conference and get the status of the party organization after their recognition by the Presidium of the Central Committee of the party.
    After the registration, in accordance with applicable legislation territorial organizations by decision of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the party, organizations can acquire the status of legal entity.

    5.4. Territorial organizations:

    1) organize the execution of the Program documents of the party, decisions of its governing bodies and their own determinations;

    2) coordinate the work of local and primary organizations, concluded into their structure;

    3) develop the strategy and tactics of solving the urgent problems of the relevant territory, realize it;

    4) cooperate with public and trade union organizations, local authorities and local self-government;

    5) organize the party's election campaigns on the relevant territory;

    6) nominate candidates for governmental elections of the state power and of local government;

    7) establish mass media, publish the party’s positions.
    Local city party’s organizations of Crimea, Kyiv and Sevastopol are equal to the regional organizations of the party.

    5.5. Local organizations of the party are regional, district in cities and municipal organizations.
    Current local organizations of administrative-territorial units of the lowest level, are part of local and regional organizations, that work within the administrative-territorial units of the highest level.

    5.6. Local organizations are created at the Constituent Assembly and acquire the status of party organization after the recognition by the government of the party organization in which they are directly involved, in case of its absence - by the Presidium of the Central Committee of the party.
    After registration of local organizations, in obedience with the decision of the Central Committee of the party, they can acquire the status of legal entity.

    5.7. Local organizations:

    1) implement the decisions of the governing bodies of the party, its program documents;

    2) participate in formulating and implementing policies of the party organizations of the highest level;

    3) develop a strategy and tactics for solving local problems;

    4) coordinate the work of those local and primary organizations that are in their structure, help them in solving common and emerging issues on relevant territory;

    5) cooperate with trade union organizations, local bodies of state power, bodies of local self-government, associations of citizens;

    6) nominate their candidates for the elections of the local bodies of state power and bodies of local self-government;

    7) necessarily participate in elections of deputies to local authorities  on appropriate  area, and are responsible for the results if there is the PPU signet;

    8) conduct the election campaign of the party on the relevant territory;

    9) offer their activists to the governing bodies of the party and the relevant territorial organization;

    10) announce the position of the party;

    11) admit the membership of the party.

    5.8. The supervisor body is - Control and Audit (auditor) committee; a guiding face is the Head of the organization.
    The governing bodies and the Head of the territorial, local organizations work within the powers defined by the Statute.

    5.9. The highest governing body of territorial, local organization is the conference of delegates.
    The Conference of territorial and local organization convened by the Committee once in four years.
    Extraordinary conference of territorial party organization may be called by written request of 1/3 of its numerical composition or on the initiative of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the party.
    Extraordinary conference of local party organization may be called by written request of 1/3 of its membership or a Committee of the upper organization, which it directly subdue, or on the initiative of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the party. The conference is right-wealthy, in case if for participation in its work has registered more than half of the elected delegates.

    Conference of territorial, local organizations:

    1) elects the head of the organization for a period no longer than four years;

    2) determines the number of members and elects a committee of the organization for a period no longer than four years;

    3) discusses the report of the Committee, assesses its work;

    4) elects the head of the auditing Committee or auditor for a period no longer than four years;

    5) determines the number of members and elects the auditing commission for a period no longer than two years. Listens and approves the report of the auditing commission (auditor);

    6) can determine the number of the head deputies and to elect a deputy (deputies) of chairman organization;

    7) implements the ownership of the property and assets of the organization, approves its budget, delegates certain functions of the committee in economic management of funds and property;

    8) according to the established norms of representation elects delegates for party congresses and delegates from the conference of regional and local organizations, approves candidates to the organization (among all party members);

    9) approves nominations from the organization (among all party members), approves running for congress to elective bodies of the party;

    10) at the elections for the local government approves candidate (list of candidates) from the party for balloting by the appropriate single-seat (multi) constituency or make a decision to support a candidate of an agreed list of candidates from other parties;

    11) at the elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on proportional or mixed system approves the list of candidates from organizations that are members of the all-party electoral list;

    12) can abolish the decisions of the governing bodies and the head of its organization, as well as decisions of the governing bodies and executive officers of those party organizations, that includes into its structure;

    13) accepts new members of the party;

    14) by a qualified majority of not less than 2/3 of votes of the participants numbers at the conference, excludes those individuals from the party whose actions are inconsistent with the Statute or policy documents;

    15) makes a decision about the necessity of convening an extraordinary Congress of the party and sends it to the Presidium of the Central Committee of the party (only conference of territorial organization);

    16) makes a decision on the termination of the organization’s activity (decision on the termination of activity of the organization is taken by the delegates unanimously). All other decisions accepts by simple majority of votes of the present delegates of the conference. The voting procedure is determined by the conference.

    5.10. In the period between conferences the activities of the territorial, local organization is managed by the Committee of the organization.

    5.11. The Committee is elected by the conference for a period of no longer than four years. The Committee is consists of: the Head of the organization, the Head of the parliamentary faction (group) party in representative government of appropriate level.

    5.12. Committee meetings are convened by the head of the organization not less than once in six months.
    An extraordinary meeting of the Committee of regional and local organizations can be convened at the request of 2/3 of the members of the Committee, the auditing commission (auditor) or on the initiative of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the party.
    The meeting is valid, if the number of members of the Committee is more than half.

    5.13. The decision of the Committee can be taken as during its meetings as through a survey of its members. The decision of the Committee taken at its meeting is valid if voted for by more than half
    of the members of the Committee. The decision taken by poll is valid if voted for by more than half of the total membership of the Committee.

    5.14. The Committee of territorial, local organizations:

    1) manages the organization, is responsible for its activities;

    2) makes declarations on behalf of the organization;

    3) convenes conferences and defines the standards of representation at conferences for organizations that are members of this organization;

    4) can set the number of deputies of the organization’s chairman and can elect a deputy (deputies) of the Head of the organization;

    5) makes decisions about the establishment, in the prescribed manner, of the media, appoints and dismisses their heads;

    6) within the limits, defined by the conference, disposes of the funds and property of the organization, appoints material-responsible persons, provides the right to sign financial documents;

    7) in the period between conferences accepts new members;

    8) takes a decision on exemption from payment of membership fees the most vulnerable members of the party;

    9) by a qualified majority, of not less than 2/3 of votes of the total number of members of the Committee, excludes those individuals from the party whose actions are inconsistent with the Statute or the Program;

    10) may cancel the decision of the Head of the organization, as well as decisions of the governing bodies and Executive officers of those parties that are included to this organization;

    11) decides the provision of rights as local party  organizations for primary organizations, that are members of the local organization, (only the Committee of territorial organization);

    12) reports to the members about the organization for its activities;

    13) decides other issues of activity of the organization in accordance with its statutory objectives.

    5.15. In the period between conferences and meetings of the Committee the activities of the organization is managed by its Head, who is elected by the conference for a period of no longer than four years. The Chairman is a membership of its Committee.

    5.16. The Head of the territorial, local organizations:

    1) represents the organization in external relations without authorization;

    2) makes statements on behalf of the organization;

    3) has the right to sign financial and other documents of the organization;

    4) convenes and organizes meetings of the Presidium of the organization, leads them;

    5) governs general leadership of the executive and the working bodies of the organization, admits and dismisses the staff.

    6) may delegate the part of his powers to his deputy (deputies);

    7) takes responsibility for his activities and reports on its to the organization.

    5.17. Control-auditor Commission (the auditor) of territorial, local organizations:

    1) controls the implementation of this Statute and Program of the party, the current legislation in activity of this territorial, local organizations, and organizations that are parts of this organization;

    2) determines the decisions of the governing bodies (except the conference) and government members of this organization, which contradicts to the Charter or adopted with its violations;

    3) considers suggestions, complaints and petitions of members and makes decisions on them;

    4) appeals to the governing bodies or audit Commission organization (auditor) of the highest level or the control and auditing Commission of the party;

    5) periodically audits statutory activities of the organization and its creation of bodies, as well as the execution of its budget.

  • VI. The primary organizations

    6.1. The basis of PPU is formed with the primary party organizations. The structure of territorial and local organizations can be created the primary organizations of the party. The primary organization is created by the decision of the founding partial meeting, if there are at least three members of the party. The decision of creation of the primary organization approves by the higher party body.
    The primary organizations of the party are created according to the territorial principle. The primary organizations of the party cannot be created at the executive and judicial authorities and bodies of local self-government, military formations, and also in state-owned enterprises, educational institutions and other state institutions and organizations.
    The primary organization of the party is registered according to the prescribed order without the status of legal entity and acquires the status of a party organization that it directly relates to.

    6.2. The primary organization:

    1) participates in the implementation of the senior governing bodies’ decisions of the party, its program documents;

    2) participates in the development and the implementation of the policy of the party organizations of the highest level;

    3) nominates and elects delegates to the district and the city conference, offers its activists to the governing bodies of the party, regional and local party organizations;

    4) helps citizens in self-organization for the realization of their interests at the place of residence;

    5) participates in the election campaigns of the party;

    6) accepts participants to the membership of the party;

    7) promulgates the position of the party;

    6.3. The primary organizations are formed at the constituent assembly. The members of the primary organization determine the direction and methods of activity independently, guided by the Statute and Program of the party, according the current legislation.

    6.4. The governing bodies of the primary organization are the general assembly and the presidency, if it is created. The leader of the organization is its Head.
    The supreme governing body of the primary organization is the General meetings that convene by the Chairman of the organization not less than once per quarter.
    Extraordinary meetings can be convened upon the written request of 1/3 of the members or of the Presidium of the parent organization, which is subordinate.
    The meetings are valid if they involve more than half of the members of the organization.

    6.5. General Meetings of the primary organization:

    1) offer candidates for an appropriate party organization to nominate them in election of local self-government;

    2) vote for the Head of the organization and delegates for the conference of local and regional organizations, according to the established norms of representation for a one year period;

    3) discuss the report of the Head, evaluate his work;

    4) elect the auditor for a period of one year, hear and approve the report;

    5) accept new members to the party;

    6) a qualified majority - not less than two-thirds of the votes of the participants of the meeting (conference), expel from the party individuals whose actions are inconsistent with the Statute or the Program of the party;

    7) can abolish the decision of the Head of the primary organization;

    8) make decisions on the termination of activity of the primary organization. This decision makes by qualified majority of not less than two-thirds of votes: meetings – the number of all members of the organization.
    All decisions of the meeting are made by simple majority votes of the membership.

    6.6. In the period between meetings, the primary activity of the organization is managed by its Chairman who is elected by the Assembly for a period of not more than one year.

    6.7. The Head of the primary organization:
    - manages its daily operations;
    - represents the organization in external relations without power of attorney;
    - convenes the general assembly of the organization;
    - has the right to sign all documents of the organization; is responsible for his activities and reports about it to the organization.

    6.8. The primary auditor of the organization is elected by the Assembly for a period of not more than one year.

    6.9. The primary auditor of the organization:

    1) controls the maintenance of this Statute, the Program of the party, the current legislation of the primary activity of the organization;

    2) considers applications, suggestions, complaints of members and makes decisions on them;

    3) suspends the decisions of the primary organization’s members, that contradict to the Statute or are adopted with the violations;

    4) appeals to the governing bodies or the auditing Commission (auditor) of the organization at the supreme level.

  • VII. The governing bodies of the party

    7.1. The governing bodies of the party are: the Congress, the Central Committee, the Presidium of the Central Committee and the Central auditing Commission. The governing body of the party is the Chairman. The governing bodies and the Chairman of the party can make decisions on any issues of a political party, within their competence.

    7.2. The party Congress.

    7.2.1. The party Congress is the Supreme governing body. Ordinary the Congress is convened by the Presidium of the Central Committee at least once in five years.

    7.2.2. Delegates of the Conference are elected on territorial organizations according to the norms of representation, established by the Presidium of the Central Committee of the party.

    7.2.3. The Congress is valid if there is registered more than half of the elected delegates for the participation.

    7.2.4. The Congress:

    1) determines the party's policy, strategy and tactics of its activities; accepts applications, appeals and resolutions on matters of state, social and public life of Ukraine;

    2) confirms the Program and other policy documents of the party, makes changes and additions to them;

    3) confirms the Statute of the party, makes changes in it;

    4) during the elections to the VerkhovnaRada of Ukraine approves the electoral list of candidates from the party;

    5) nominates a candidate from the party to the elections of the President of Ukraine, or makes the decision to support another candidate;

    6) elects the Head of the party for a period of five years;

    7) on the statement of the Head of the party elects the members of the Central party Committee and the auditing Commission of the party for a period of five years;

    8) hears the reports and evaluates the work of the Central Committee of the party;

    9) hears and approves the reports of the auditing Commission of the party;

    10) according to statement of the Head of the party determines the staff of the Head’s  deputies;

    11) implements the ownership of the property and funds of the party. Delegates to the Presidium of the Central Committee of its authority about the financial management and the property of the party;

    12) considers appeals on decisions of the governing bodies, members of the party and its organizations, the Control-auditing Commission of the party, the auditing bodies of the party organizations;

    13) abolishes the decision of the Head of the party, governing bodies, members, parties and organizations, the Control-auditing Commission of the party, the auditing bodies of the party organizations;

    14) in exceptional cases accepts the participants to the party; excludes from the party those members who’s acts contradict to the Statute or the Program of the party;

    15) can dissolve the party organizations;

    16) makes the decision on reorganization of the party;

    17) makes a decision on the elimination of the party. In case of an adoption of such decision, determines the structure of the Elimination Committee and elects its members.
    The Congress, as the Supreme body of the party, can considerate any question of party life and make decision on it.

    7.2.5. An extraordinary Congress can be convened by the Presidium of the Central Committee initiative of the party or by the decision of the conference 2/3 of territorial organizations, on the initiative of the Control-Revision Commission, or at the request of the Head of the Party. In these cases, the Presidium of the Central Committee of the party is obliged to gather the Congress not later than in one month after the receipt of the necessary documents.
    An extraordinary Congress gathered according to the requirements of subparagraph 7.2.2 of this Statute.

    7.2.6. The procedure of voting by persons is determined by the Congress;
    - the decision of expelling from the party, of dissolution of the party organizations, of the termination of Head’s power of the party, of amendments and additions to the Statute and Program of the party, of the termination of activity of the party are taken by qualified majority of not less than 2/3 of the delegates registered at the Convention.
    All other decisions are taken by simple majority of votes of the delegates registered at the Convention, except those cases, when Congress defines another procedure.

    7.3. The Central Committee of the party.

    7.3.1. In the period between Congresses the party activities are guided by the Central Committee. Its members are: the Head of the party; Head of the party faction (group) in the VerkhovnaRada of Ukraine. The composition of the Central Committee also includes its members, elected by the Congress directly. If required by the Head’s statement it coopts to the party membership to ten percent of the members of the Central Committee with subsequent approval on the Congress.

    7.3.2. Meetings of the Central Committee of the party are convened by the Head of the party at least once in six months and it is victim if its attendance is more than half of the members of the Central Committee of the party.
    In the meetings of the Central Committee of the party, without affecting the quorum, may participate with the conclusive right to vote the people's delegates of Ukraine - members of the party. The members of the auditing Commission of the party can participate in meetings of the party Central Committee with an Advisory vote.

    7.3.3. The decisions of the Central Committee of the party are solved on its meetings. The decision is valid, if it voted for by more than half number of the total presence of members of the Central Committee. In case of equality of voting, the vote of the Head of the party is decisive.
    The decisions ofdismissal from the party, of the dissolution of the party organizations, ofnew members’cooptationto the Central Committee of the party are taken by qualified majority (2/3) of participant’s presence at the meetingof the Central Committee of the party.
    The voting procedure is determined by the Central Committee of the party.

    7.3.4. The Central Committee of the party.

    1) organizes the implementation of decisions of the Congress, between them-determines the tactics of the party;

    2) elects the Presidium of the Central Committee of the party, members of the Central Committee;

    3) develops activities, aimed at the implementation of the of the Congress’decisions on certain policies;

    4) assesses the political situation, develops the strategy and tactics of the party, makes declarations on behalf of it;

    5) decides on the necessity of party organization’sbuilding, determines and can dissolve (to make decisions abouttermination) party organizations, coordinates, provides operational management;

    6) in exceptional cases decides on the membership of the party, exclude from the party for inconsistent actions to the Statute and Program of the party;

    7) in exceptional cases can coopt new members to it structure, but not more than ten percent of total numberof The Central Committee of the party;

    8) on the recommendation of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the PPU appoints and dismisses the Chief editor of the all-party press structure;

    9) convenes and organizes the party congresses. Sets the standard of territorial organizations’ representation;

    10) makes the decision aboutthe necessityof party organizations to get the status of a legal entity;

    11) represents the party in relations with other parties, public associations, government of state power and local self-government;

    12) supports the party deputies’ activities in the VerkhovnaRada of Ukraine;

    13) implements the ownership of the property and the funds of the party; determines the material-responsible persons, provides the right to sign financial documents; approves and publishes the budget of the partyannually, and the property of the party;

    14) decides on the mediaestablishment, appoints and dismisses their leaders;

    15) can cancel the decisions of government and leaders of the party organizations;

    16) can delegate the part of its authorities to the Head of the party and to the Presidium of the Central Committee of the PPU;

    17) in case of termination of the Head’s powers of the party, appoints anexecutor Head for the period before extraordinary Congress;

    18) determines the party's symbols (an anthem, an identification mark, a motto);

    19) solvesother issues of activity of the party according to the statutory objectives under the current legislation;

    7.3.5. Personal issues are considered bymembers who are present and concerned to them. After two times of their absence,without valid reasons, the issues are resolved without them, by voting.

    7.4. The Head of the party.

    7.4.1. In the period between congresses, the meeting of the Presidium of the current activities of the party headed by its Head who is the Supreme leader of the party.

    7.4.2. The Head of the party:

    - manages the activities of the party, presents it at all external relations without attorney;

    - makes statements on behalf of the party; has the right to sign documents on behalf of the party;

    - has the right to sign financial and other documents of the party;

    - initiate the convening of an extraordinary or emergency Meeting, convenes meetings of the Central Committee, its Presidium, organizes the preparation of Presidium’smeetings, leads them;

    - has an operational control of funds and property of the party, within the limits ofCentral Committee;

    - makes offers to the Presidium of the Central Committee of the PPU, about candidates for election and re-election of territorial organizations’ parties Heads and the Heads of regional associations of city’s centers;

    - gives offers to the consideration of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the PPUabout the appointment of Vice-Chairmen of the party;

    - gives them authorities in certain branches of the party activity;

    - gives offers to the consideration of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the PPUsuggestions aboutthe dismissal of the vice-Chairmen of the party;

    - represents the party in the internal and external relations within the Statute of the PPU;

    - leads the faction in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;

    - represents the party in all state organs, political, public and other unions in Ukraine and abroad, in relations with other political parties, institutions, organizations and mass media;

    - performs on behalf of the party with statements, references, explanations, conducts meetings and consultations with deputies of Ukraine, officials of state power and local self-government, heads of institutions and organizations, representatives of various social groups of population;

    - negotiates on behalf of the party, signs the agreements, they organizes political campaigns;

    - opens and closes accounts in banks;

    - gives orders and instructionswithin the statutory powers;

    - creates an executive office (staff) unit for the solving the decisions of the organs of the party (Congresses, the Central Committee of the PPU, the Presidium of the Central Committee of PPU),confirms its structure, the schedule for staff, its budget and regulations;

    7.5. The Executive office of the Central Committee of the PPU.

    1) arranges the implementation of decisions of the Central Committee Congresses, of the Presidium of the Central Committee, makes offers to the agenda and prepares questions for the session;

    2) makessuggestions to the nomenclature of the staff, manages its selection and education;

    3) summarizes and extends the experience of the party work;

    4) leadsthe party economy;

    5) organizes the financial and economic activities, develops a draft budget of the party;

    6) promptlyinforms the territorial organizations of the PPU about the decisions of the Central bodies of the party (congresses, the Central Committee of the PPU,  the Presidium of the Central Committee of the PPU) orders and instructions of the Head of the party.

    7.6. In the absence of the Head of the party on his behalfhis duties managed by one of the vice-Head of the party.

    7.7. The governing body of the Central Committee of the party in between meetings is the Presidium of the Central Committee.

    7.8. The Presidium of the Central Committee of the PPU:

    - organizes the work of the party between meetings of the Central Committee of the PPU; - hears the reports of the Chairmen of the territorial and other party organizations, and assesses their work;

    - offers to the governing bodies of the party organizations the suggestions for the dismissal of the heads of the party organizations;

    - approves decisions of the conferences concerning elections of the Chairmen of territorial and regional city centers organizations;

    - terminates the activities of the party organization (regional or local), if it is not compatible with the Program and Statute of the PPU;

    - considers appeals;

    - approves samples of the flag, party ticket, seal, stamps and blanks of the party;

    - elects and dismisses Deputies of the Chairmen of the Party by the Chairman’sorder;

    - solves other issues, related to the activities of the party.

    7.9.1. The Committee holds its meetings once a quarter.
    The meeting is competent if attended by a majority of the members of the Presidium of the Central Committee, decisions are made if the majority of presents voted. Deputies approved at a meeting of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the foam by a qualified majority (two thirds) of the total composition of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the PPU.
    The decision to dismiss Deputies of the Chairmen are taken by qualified majority (two thirds) of the total composition of the Presidium of CC of the PPU.

  • VIII. Control and Executive bodies of the party

    8.1. The Supervisory body of the party is the Central auditing Commission, whose members are elected by Congress for a period of not more than five years.

    8.2. The Central Auditing Commission:

    1) determines its own structure;

    2) renewsthe membership in the party of primary (gratuitously) excluded participants by local or territorial organizations;

    3) studiesappeals of infringements of party members, organizations or their leaders norms of the Charter and makesstatements on this matter to the appropriate governing bodies of the party;

    4) examines intra-party conflict situations and makes its own recommendations on them;

    5) monitors the compliance of the decisions of the party organs to all provisions of the Statute; suspends the executions of the decisions of the governing bodies (except the decisions of the governing persons of the party and its organizations),

    the audit Commission (auditor) of the organization if they contradict the Charter or were admitted with infringement;

    6) is responsible for the execution of the budget of the governing and executive bodies of the party;

    7) audits financial and economic activity of the party and its structural units;

    8) coordinates the activities of the auditing Commission (auditor) of the party organizations;

    9) reports to the Congress on the results of its activities.

    8.3. The Central auditing Commission operates under the Provisions of the Central auditing Commission, that is approved by the Congress.

  • IX.Party factions in representative bodies

    9.1. Party members are deputies of representative bodies of all levels, who form a parliamentary faction (group). Every participant who is adeputy, must be a part of the party faction (group) and execute the decisions of the party.

    9.2. The result of his refusal of joining the party is the termination fromits membership.

    9.3. The faction (group) is not a separate party organization. Each member of it must belong to one of the party organizations.

    9.4. To organize and coordinate internal activities in the fractions (groups) there can be created partial groups. The position of the party groups at the representative bodies approved by the Presidium of the Central Committee of the party.

    9.5. The activity of the delegate’s faction is consistent with the decisions of the governing bodies of the party.

  • X. Legal status, property and funds of the party

    10.1. Territorial and local organizations of the party registered according tothe current law.

    10.2. The party and its organizations, which received the status of a legal entity, has its own property and funds, Bank accounts.

    10.3. Sources of funds and property of the party and its organizations are:

    1) membership fees of individual members of the party;

    2) the property and funds given by party members in a fixed order;

    3) voluntary donations of citizens of Ukraine in the established order;

    4) voluntary donations of legal entities in the prescribed order (except of the bodies of state power and local self-government, state and communal enterprises, institutions and organizations, enterprises, institutions, organizations, in the property of which there are shares (pays, stocks), that is the state or municipal property, or owned by non-residents; foreign enterprises, institutions, organizations; charitable and religious associations and organizations, political parties, that are not part of the electoral coalition of political parties)

    10.4. The property of parties and organizations, legal entities can be included: buildings, premises, facilities, housing, other estates, vehicles, equipment, inventory, cash and any other property that is necessary for the material security of the statutory activity of the party, that is not withdrawn from civil circulation and is not limited in usage, and the acquisition of which is not prohibited by the laws of Ukraine.

    10.5. The Party acts the right of possession and usage independently and on its own of its property with the governing bodies of the party.

    10.6. The property and funds of the party can not be distributed among its members  andit is used only for the performance of authorized aims.

    10.7. The party as a whole and its organizations are legal entities that have financialand other responsibility for their actions and are not responsible for obligations of any other legal persons.

    10.8. The party, its organizations, legal entity, makes and executes their own budget,publishes it each year. Lead operational and accounting actions, statistical reporting, register in the state tax administration and make budget payments in the order and amount provided by law.

    10.9. Individual party members pay dues to the organization in which they are registered. The frequency, amount and procedure of payment of membership fees are established by the Central Committee of the party.

  • XI. The termination of activities of the party or its organizations

    11.1. The activities of any party organization is terminated, if it has less than three members.
    The activities of the primary, local and territorial organization can be terminated by its liquidation or reorganization according the resolution of the meetings the, conference of the organization (with its subsequent approval by the responsible governing body) or by the decision of the Congress of the party Central Committee, the Presidium of the Central Committee of the party in orderthat is prescribed by this Charter.

    11.2. After termination of territorial or local organization, which was not included to any of the territorial organizations, all funds and property of this organization is owned by the assignee (in the case of reorganization) or into the all-party ownership (in case of liquidation).
    Funds and property of other local organizations, that ceased its activity, become the property of the assignee (in the case of reorganization) or local (territorial) organization, to which it was directly included (in case of liquidation).

    11.3. The activity of the party may be terminated by the liquidation or reorganization of the Congress's decision in order prescribed by this Charter.
    The liquidation of the party can be effected by decision of the judicial bodies in order established by the legislation of Ukraine.

    11.4. If the decision on termination of activities of a political party taken by  the Congress, the question about the usage of the property and funds of the party are accepted by the Congress and adopted by the chosen Liquidation Commission in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine and this Statute.

    11.5.In case if the decision on termination of activities of a party is taken by court, the property, financial and other issues related to its liquidation, are decided in the framework of current legislation in accordance with the decision of the court.

    11.6. The decision on reorganization of the party accepted by the Congress in the order prescribed by this Charter. All property, financial and other issues that are related to the reorganization of the partyare discussed by the Congress.

    11.7. After adoption by the Congress of the decision to terminate the activities of a political party, terminates the activities of all its organizations.

    11.8. Funds and property of the party, after its dissolution, can not be redistributed among its members and are used for the regulation or charitable purposes; in cases prescribed by legislative acts, due to the decision of the court the income goes to the state budget or another non-profit organization of the appropriate type.

    11.9. The decision of liquidation the party is published in the periodical press.

  • XII. The procedure of making amendments and addenda to the Charter and Program of the party

    12.1. Changes and additions to the Statute and the party Program on the statement of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the PPU are approved by the party Congress. The decision is considered to be adopted if itsvoted for by not less than 2/3 of the delegates registered at the Convention.

    12.2. About allthe changes and amendments to the Statute and program of the party the registering authority are reported within a week.

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