People's Party – Dan Diaconescu

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People's Party – Dan Diaconescu
Partidul Poporului - Dan Diaconescu
President Simona-Alice Man
Secretary-General Liviu-Robert Neagu
Leader in the Chamber of Deputies Dumitru Niculescu
Founder Dan Diaconescu
Founded 2011
Dissolved 29 June 2015
Merged into UNPR
Headquarters Bucharest, Romania
Ideology Populism[1][2]
Romanian nationalism
Political position Left-wing
National affiliation None
European affiliation EUDemocrats (collaboration)
International affiliation None
European Parliament group None
Colours White and purple
Website
http://www.partidul.poporului.ro/

The People's Party – Dan Diaconescu (Romanian: Partidul Poporului – Dan Diaconescu; abbreviated PP-DD) was a populist political party in Romania created in 2011 by television presenter Dan Diaconescu.[3] In June 2015 it merged into the National Union for the Progress of Romania after Diaconescu was convicted of extortion.[4]

History[edit]

The People's Party – Dan Diaconescu was founded in 2011 by Romanian TV presenter Dan Diaconescu. The first congress of the party was held in January 2012, when the party was officially constituted. At the 2012 local election, the PP-DD came in third, on the party's ticket 31 mayors, 3,126 local councilors and 134 county councilors were elected. After the election, the party became the fourth largest political force in Romania, after the Social Democrats, the National Liberals and the Democratic Liberals. At the 2012 parliamentary election, the PP-DD came third again, successfully entering Parliament with 21 senators and 47 deputies. By June 2013 however, the party became heavily affected by party switching, losing 2 senators and 16 deputies, including its group leaders in both chambers.[5]

The PP-DD merged into the National Union for the Progress of Romania on 29 June 2015.[6]

Ideology[edit]

The ideology of the PP-DD expressed nationalist and socialist sentiments. The party supported progressive measures like higher retirement pensions and salaries, and a lower VAT. The party also supported the collectivization of agriculture and sought a People's Tribunal, the foundation of state companies with directly elected leadership.

European affiliation[edit]

On 21 May 2013, PP-DD publicized their collaboration with the EUDemocrats party.

Structure[edit]

Leadership[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romania govt set to win poll even as support slips, CNBC, 21 October 2012 
  2. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/22/us-romania-politics-idUSBRE8AL0IN20121122
  3. ^ Stijn van Kessel (2015). Populist Parties in Europe: Agents of Discontent?. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 63. ISBN 978-1-137-41411-3. 
  4. ^ "Romanian media owner and politician gets five years in jail for blackmail". romania-insider.com. 2015-03-04. Retrieved 2015-09-22. 
  5. ^ "Harta traseismului politic. "Dacă o femeie îşi părăseşte bărbatul pentru că are un amant, iar alta îl lasă pentru că e bătută, se cheamă că amândouă sunt traseiste?"". gandul.info. 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  6. ^ "Oprea: Am încheiat o fuziune prin absobţie cu PP-DD. Suntem un partid al uşilor deschise". Retrieved 1 July 2015.