Democratic Party of Moldova

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Democratic Party of Moldova
Partidul Democrat din Moldova
President Marian Lupu
Founder Dumitru Diacov
Founded 8 February 1997
Headquarters Chişinău
Ideology Social democracy,[1]
Pro-Europeanism,
Third Way[1]
Political position Centre-left
National affiliation Alliance for European Integration
International affiliation Socialist International,
Progressive Alliance
European affiliation Party of European Socialists (observer)
Colours Blue, Red
Parliament
15 / 101
District Presidents
6 / 32
Website
http://www.pdm.md/
Politics of Moldova
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Elections

The Democratic Party of Moldova (Romanian: Partidul Democrat din Moldova, PDM) is a social-democratic[2][1] political party in Moldova.

Overview[edit]

In the legislative elections of 6 March 2005, the party was part of the Electoral Bloc Democratic Moldova (Blocul Electoral Moldova Democrată) which won 28.4% of the popular vote and 34 out of 101 seats. Inside the Bloc the party won 8 seats. After the elections the bloc fell apart into three parliamentary groups of the constituent parties.

The party, led by Marian Lupu, was founded in 1998 as the continuation of the Movement for a Democratic and Prosperous Moldova and is a member of Socialist International and the Party of European Socialists.[3] Dumitru Diacov was president of the Democratic Party (1997 until June 2009) and since then has been the honorary president.

The Social Liberal Party merged into the PDM on 10 February 2008.

After the July 2009 parliamentary election, the party became a political force within the Alliance for European Integration along with the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova, Liberal Party and Party Alliance Our Moldova.

In February 2010, approximately 11,000 members of the smaller Social Democratic Party defected to the PDM as Lupu seeks to "consolidate" the Moldovan centre-left.[4]

Electoral results[edit]

Results since 1998
(year links to election page)
Polls Type of Election Votes % MPs
1998
Parliament
294,691
18.16
24
2001
Parliament
79,757
5.02
0
2005
Parliament
444,377 (EBDM)
28.53 (EBDM)
8
2009 (April)
Parliament
45,698
2.97
0
2009 (July)
Parliament
198,268
12.54
13
2010
Parliament
218,861
12.72
15

Notable members[edit]

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