M10 (political party)

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PresidentIoana Constantin[1]
Founded3 June 2015 (2015-06-03)
HeadquartersSf. Constantin Street, Bucharest
IdeologyEconomic liberalism[2]
Political positionRight-wing[4][5]
European affiliationAlliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe
European Parliament groupEuropean Conservatives and Reformists[6]
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M10 (M to the power 10) is a right-wing political party in Romania. It was founded by former Justice Minister and anti-corruption activist Monica Macovei, and registered on 3 June 2015.[7]

At a press conference on 1 March 2015, Monica Macovei described her party as "the only veritable right-wing party in Romania", striving for a minimal state with a small government, a small parliament and with "as few interventions in our lives as possible". She added: "We want capitalism, we want economic freedom." Former People's Movement leader Adrian Papahagi called for "creating the anti-system party" to quench their outrage.[4]

Macovei, who in the 2014 European Parliament election was elected on the ticket of the Democratic Liberal Party, on 27 October 2015 left the European People’s Party (EPP Group) to join the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR Group). Two days later she was elected a member of the ECR Group's Bureau.[8] Her new party also applied for full membership in the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists,[6] and was admitted on 18 March 2016.[9]

Party committees[edit]

Members of the party's National Initiative Committee are: Monica Macovei, Şerban Marinescu, Adrian Stanciu, and Adrian Papahagi.[10] The party's Integrity and Arbitration Committee has the following three members: Ioana Constantinescu, Gelu Trandafir and Brîndușa Armanca.[10]


  1. ^ "Ioana Constantin este noul președinte ales al M10" (in Romanian). Agerpres. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  2. ^ Daniel Brett (15 June 2016). The London School of Economics and Political Science, ed. "Romania's local elections: Why has the 'old guard' done so well?". Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  3. ^ Alina Grigoras Butu (1 March 2015). "MEP Monica Macovei rolls out M10 new party". The Romania Journal. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b Dana Purgaru (1 March 2015). "Monica Macovei launches "M 10" party (M at the power of 10)". Nine O'Clock.ro. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Ioana Constantin, new president of the M10 political party. Monica Macovei did not run for office". Nine O'Clock.ro. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Monica Macovei MEP joins ECR Group in the European Parliament". European Conservatives and Reformists. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Macovei: Am înregistrat ieri partidul M10. Avem o comisie de integritate cu persoane din societatea civilă" (in Romanian). 4 June 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Monica Macovei: History of parliamentary service". Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  9. ^ Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe http://www.acreurope.eu/our_family. Retrieved 27 February 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ a b "Echipă" [Equipe] (in Romanian). Retrieved 6 February 2016.

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