Cultural Union of Ruthenians of Romania

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Cultural Union of Ruthenians of Romania
NewspaperJurnal Rutean
IdeologyRuthenian minority politics
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The Cultural Union of Ruthenians of Romania (Romanian: Uniunea Culturală a Rutenilor din România, UCRR; Rusyn: Културне Товариство Русинів Романії, Kultulrne Tovarystvo Rusyniv Romaniji) is an ethnic minority political party in Romania representing the Rusyn community.


The AIR was established in 2000.[1] It contested the 2000 general elections, and despite receiving just 6,942 votes (0.06%), it won a seat in the Chamber of Deputies under the electoral law allowing political parties representing ethnic minority groups to be exempt from the electoral threshold as long as they received 10% of the vote required for a single seat in the Chamber of Deputies.[2][3]

The party has won a seat in every election since.

Electoral history[edit]

Election Chamber of Deputies Senate
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
2000 6,942 0.06 1
2004 2,871 0.03 1
2008 4,514 0.07 1
2012 5,265 0.07 1
2016 2,824 0.04 1


  1. ^ About Us Cultural Union of Ruthenians of Romania
  2. ^ 1996 Parliamentary Elections: Chamber of Deputies Archived June 14, 2011, 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

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