«UDAR (Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reforms) of Vitaliy Klychko» is a political party led by the Hero of Ukraine, philanthropist, and world boxing champion Vitaliy Klychko.
On April 24, 2010, the special 7th congress of the “Nova Krayina” (English: New Country) party decided to rename the party as “UDAR (Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reforms) of Vitaliy Klychko”. This name was officially registered at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on June 7, 2010.
At the present time, the ranks of “UDAR” include over 10,000 members in all 24 regions of Ukraine. The party has over 596 active party organizations. The party took part in the local council elections in October 2010. Today, 399 deputies of local councils of various levels represent “UDAR” in 15 regions of Ukraine.
Party’s Ideological Basis:
- The development of Ukraine as a democratic country.
- The establishment of a social market economy in Ukraine.
- Ensuring the Rule of Law, placing priority on civil rights and liberties.
Party’s Main Goals:
- To focus Ukrainian political discourse on the interests of the society as well as European standards, which will allow Ukraine to become a successful European state.
- To transform politics according to fundamental European values. These values, like the Rule of Law, respect for the law, rights and liberties, and competitive democracy, can become a unifying platform for stability and development of the Ukrainian society.
- To carry out reforms based on the ideas of social market economy and consolidation of the society.
- To return Ukraine to the path of democratic development; to carry out political reforms, which aim to create a balanced government system, to develop the institutions of democracy, and to augment the role of civil society in politics.
- To strengthen constitutionalism as the fundamental principle of Ukrainian statehood. To create a Social Contract Constitution.