Christian Democratic National Peasants' Party

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Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party
President Aurelian Pavelescu
Senate leader not represented
Chamber leader not represented
EP leader not represented
Founded December 1989
Headquarters Bd. Carol I, nr. 24
Bucharest
Ideology Christian democracy,[1]
Agrarianism[1]
International affiliation Centrist Democrat International
European affiliation European People's Party
European Parliament group not represented
Colours Yellow and Blue/Black
Seats in the Senate
1 / 176
Seats in the Chamber
1 / 412
Seats in the European Parliament
0 / 33
Website
www.pntcd.ro/www.pntcd.eu
Politics of Romania
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Elections
Party headquarters

The Christian Democratic National Peasants' Party (Romanian: Partidul Național Țărănesc Creștin Democrat, PNȚ-CD) is a Romanian Christian-Democratic party. It claims to be the successor of the National Peasants' Party (created from the merger of the Romanian National Party from Transylvania and Peasants' Party).

History[edit]

The party was founded by Corneliu Coposu, Ioan Alexandru and Ion Rațiu in December 1989 under the name Partidul Național Țărănesc Creștin și Democrat (PNȚCD or PNȚcd, Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party).[citation needed] It was the first officially registered political party after the fall of Communism.

In March 2005, PNȚCD voted to change its name to Christian-Democratic People's Party (Partidul Popular Creștin-Democrat, PPCD) after the unification with Union for Romanian Reconstruction. Nowadays, this party return to its traditional name Partidul Național Țărănesc Creștin Democrat – PNȚCD.

The party is a member of the European People's Party (EPP).

The party is currently split between a wing sustained by Marian-Petre Miluț supporting Aurelian Pavelescu as president, that decided on an alliance with the governing Democratic Liberal Party, and one supporting Victor Ciorbea as president, and favouring an alliance with the National Liberal Party.[2]

Victor Ciorbea was elected on June 18, 2011 president of the party. In September 2011 the Bucharest Courthouse (responsible for the parties registry) recognised Victor Ciorbea as party president.[3]

However, the split continued until Ciorbea left the party, in October 2012, in order to became a senator on National Liberal Party's lists. Pavelescu was recognized as president and the fractions were dissolved. PNŢCD formed with PDL and Civic Force, Right Romania Alliance (ARD). In the general elections of 2012, PNŢCD gained one senator and one deputy. On April 23, 2013, Pavelescu was elected president of the party.

At the 2014 EP election, the party only gained 0,89%[4] of votes, with candidates like former EP member Sebastian Bodu and PNȚCD president Aurelian Pavelescu, opening their list.

Motto[edit]

Its motto as of 2006 is Fiecare contează (Everyone counts). At the 2014 EP elections PNȚCD motto was Renaștem pentru România ta! (Reborn for your Romania!)

Notable members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram, "Romania", Parties and Elections In Europe, retrieved 6 November 2012 
  2. ^ Newsin, Radu Sârbu a fost reales președintele aripii anti-Miluț a PNȚCD. September 26, 2009. Accessed on September 27, 2009
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ http://www.bec2014.ro/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Rezultate-partiale-ora-17.00.pdf

Further reading[edit]

  • Lavinia Stan, “From Riches to Rags: The Romanian National Christian Democrat Peasant Party,” East European Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 2 (Summer 2005), pp. 179–227.

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