People's Movement Party

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People's Movement Party
Partidul Mișcarea Populară
President Elena Udrea
General Secretary Clement Negruţ
Spokesperson Claudiu Palaz
Founded January 29, 2014 (2014-01-29)
Headquarters Strada Iorga nr. 11, Sector 1, Bucharest
Youth wing People's Movement Party Youth Organization (OT PMP)
Women's wing PMP Women's Organization
Membership undisclosed[1]
Ideology Christian democracy
Classical liberalism
Political position Center-right
International affiliation Centrist Democrat International
European affiliation European People's Party
European Parliament group European People's Party
Colors Green     , blue     
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The People's Movement Party (Romanian: Partidul Mișcarea Populară, PMP) is a political party in Romania. It was created as a political foundation in March 2013 by supporters of President Traian Băsescu, following his break with the leadership of the Democratic Liberal Party around former Senate speaker Vasile Blaga.[2] It was transformed into a political party in July 2013[3] and re-launched on 29 January 2014.[4]

The PMP identifies itself as Christian democratic and liberal.[3] The new party's chairman since June 2014 is former minister of regional development and tourism and Băsescu's confidante Elena Udrea. Other notable members include former culture minister Theodor Paleologu, former foreign minister Teodor Baconschi, former minister of education Daniel Funeriu, member of European Parliament (MEP) Cristian Preda[5] and Băsescu's daughter and MEP Elena Băsescu.[6] In May 2014, former Foreign Minister and head of the presidential administration Cristian Diaconescu joined PMP and he will be the party's candidate to the presidential elections taking place in November 2014.[7] In the 2014 European Parliament election, the party won 6.2% of the votes and two of Romania's 32 seats. Its Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) joined the Christian-democratic group of the European People's Party. On 12 September 2014, the PMP was admitted as a full member to the European People's Party.[8]

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