Democratic Party of Moldova
|Democratic Party of Moldova|
|Founded||8 February 1997|
|National affiliation||Alliance for European Integration|
|International affiliation||Socialist International,
|European affiliation||Party of European Socialists (observer)|
|Politics of Moldova
The Democratic Party of Moldova (Romanian: Partidul Democrat din Moldova, PDM) is a social-democratic political party in Moldova. It is a member of Socialist International and the Party of European Socialists.
The party was established in 1997 as the For a Democratic and Prosperous Moldova Social-Political Movement by former members of the Democratic Agrarian Party of Moldova, the Unity Movement for Equality in Rights and the Socialist Party of Moldova. It had grown out of the movement that supported independent candidate Petru Lucinschi in the 1996 presidential elections.
It formed the basis of the For a Democratic and Prosperous Moldova (PMDP) alliance during the 1998 parliamentary elections. The PMDP won 24 of the 101 seats and became the third-largest faction in Parliament. It formed the Alliance for Democracy and Reforms coalition together with Democratic Convention of Moldova and the Party of Democratic Forces, which was able to form a government led by Ion Ciubuc.
In 2000 the party adopted its current name. It received 5% of the vote in the 2001 elections, but failed to win a seat. The party then joined the Electoral Bloc Democratic Moldova for the 2005 elections; the Bloc received 28.4% of the vote, winning 34 seats, of which eight were taken by the Democratic Party. However, after the elections the bloc split into three parliamentary groups consisting of the constituent parties.
The Social Liberal Party merged into the PDM on 10 February 2008. The April 2009 elections saw the party receive 3% of the vote and fail to win a seat. However, it increased its vote share to 13% in the early elections in July 2009, winning 13 seats. It subsequently joined the ruling Alliance for European Integration coalition alongside the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova, the Liberal Party and Party Alliance Our Moldova.
There is however controversy about the businessman that is reported by some TV posts and jurnalists - Vlad Plahotniuc.
Is is said that he is in fact the leader of the party and governs the party from the shadows alledgedly being connected to numerous criminal activities, illegal buying of governament property such as the National Hotel (Hotelul National) from Chisinau and being the beneficiary of the raider attacks from 2011. As a direct result gaining the shares of Banca de Economii and Moldova Agroindbank, Victoriabank and of the society of shares ASITO through off-shore companies.
The Interpol provided evidence and stated that this person is under monitorization.
|Results since 1998|
|Election year||Type of Election||Votes||%||MPs|
- Alexandru Stoianoglo
- Anatolie Ghilaş
- Andrei Popov
- Aurel Băieşu
- Boris Focşa
- Dumitru Diacov
- Gheorghe Arpentin
- Igor Corman
- Igor Klipii
- Marcel Răducan
- Marian Lupu
- Oazu Nantoi
- Oleg Serebrian
- Oleg Țulea
- Stella Jantuan
- Valentina Buliga
- Valentina Stratan
- Valeriu Guma
- Valeriu Lazăr
- Moldova Parties and Elections
- Partidul Democrat din Moldova (PDM) eDemocracy
- Democratic Party of Moldova welcomed into PES family PES, 14 October 2010
- Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1330 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
- Nohlen & Stöver, p2051
- Large portion of small left-wing party migrates to Democrats