Union of Poles of Romania

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Union of Poles of Romania

Uniunea Polonezilor din Romania
Związek Polaków w Rumunii "Dom Polski"
Founded1990
Headquartersstr. Ioan Vodă Viteazu nr. 5, Suceava
IdeologyPolish minority politics
Chamber of Deputies
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Senate
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European Parliament
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Website
www.dompolski.ro/
Coat of arms of Romania
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The Union of Poles of Romania (Romanian: Uniunea Polonezilor din Romania, UPR; Polish: Związek Polaków w Rumunii "Dom Polski"), or Dom Polski, is an ethnic minority political party in Romania representing the Polish community.

History[edit]

The UPR was registered on 16 March 1990,[1] and contested the May 1990 general elections. Despite receiving only 2,372 votes (0.02%),[2] it won a single seat in the Chamber of Deputies under the electoral law that allows for political parties representing ethnic minority groups to be exempt from the electoral threshold. It has won a seat in every election since.

Electoral history[edit]

Election Chamber of Deputies Senate
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
1990 2,372 0.02 1 848 0.01 0
1992 3,013 0.03 1
1996 1,842 0.02 1
2000 5,055 0.04 1
2004 5,473 0.05 1
2008 7,670 0.11 1
2012 8,023 0.11 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Us Union of Poles of Romania
  2. ^ 1990 Parliamentary Elections: Chamber of Deputies Archived February 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine University of Essex

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