Labour Party (Moldova)

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The Labour Party (Romanian: Partidul Muncii, PM) is a minor political party in Moldova led by Gheorghe Sima.

History[edit]

The party was established as the Labour Union (Uniunea Muncii) on 25 September 1999, and was registered on 12 November that year.[1] In 2001 the party joined the Braghiş Alliance, an electoral alliance set up by Prime Minister Dumitru Braghiș to contest the 2001 parliamentary elections.[2] The Alliance won 19 seats in the elections, emerging as the second-largest faction in Parliament behind the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova, which won 71 seats.[3]

Prior to the 2005 parliamentary elections the party was renamed Labour Union Party "Fatherland".[4] It ran alone in the elections, but received only 0.9% of the vote and failed to win a seat.[1] The party also failed to win a seat in the 2007 local elections,[1] and did not contest the two parliamentary elections in 2009.

The party returned to run in the 2010 parliamentary elections, but received just 875 votes (0.05%) and failed to win a seat. However, it did win six seats (0.06% of the total) in the 2011 local elections.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Partidul Muncii (PM) eDemocracy
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1334 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1342
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1336