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Association of Italians of Romania - RO.AS.IT.

Asociaţia Italienilor din România
Associazione degli Italiani di Romania
PresidentIoana Grosaru
General SecretaryAndi Gabriel Grosaru
Founded1993
NewspaperPiazza Romana
Siamo de Nuovo Insieme
IdeologyItalian minority politics
European affiliationEuropean Democratic Party
Chamber of Deputies
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Senate
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European Parliament
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Website
www.roasit.ro/
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The Association of Italians of Romania – RO.AS.IT. (Romanian: Asociaţia Italienilor din România – RO.AS.IT.; Italian: Associazione degli Italiani di Romania – RO.AS.IT.) is an ethnic minority political party in Romania representing the Italian community.

History

The party was established in 1993 in Suceava.[1] It contested the 1996 general elections, but was beaten by the Italian Community of Romania (CIR), which retained the seat reserved for the Italian community in the Chamber of Deputies under the electoral law allowing political parties representing ethnic minority groups to be exempt from the electoral threshold only applied as long as they received 10% of the vote required for a single seat in the Chamber of Deputies.[2][3]

The party contested the 2000 elections as part of the Italian Community of Romania,[4] but ran separately in the 2004 elections and beat the CIR by 987 votes to win the Italian seat, with Mircea Grosaru becoming the party's MP. It has retained it in every election since.

Electoral history

Election Chamber of Deputies Senate
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
1996 9,833 0.08 0
2000 Part of the Italian Community of Romania
2004 6,168 0.06 1
2008 9,567 0.14 1
2012 7,943 0.11 1
2016 3,486 0.05 1

References

  1. ^ Association Archived 2015-02-02 at the Wayback Machine Association of Italians of Romania
  2. ^ 1996 Parliamentary Elections: Chamber of Deputies Archived 2011-06-14 at the Wayback Machine University of Essex
  3. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1585 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  4. ^ Case of Grosaru v. Romania, no. 78039/01, ECtHR (Third Section), Judgment (Merits and Just Satisfaction) of 02.03.2010, Reports of Judgments and Decisions 2010 Eurocases

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