Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (Romania)

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats
Alianța Liberalilor și Democraților
President Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu
Executive Presidents Daniel Barbu
Vasile Nistor
First Vice President Steluţa Cătăniciu
Founded 19 June 2015
Merger of PLR and PC
Ideology Liberalism[1]
Conservative liberalism
Political position Centre[2][3] to centre-right
European affiliation Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
International affiliation Liberal International (observer)
Seats in the Senate
12 / 136
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
18 / 328
Seats in the European Parliament
2 / 32
[4]
Mayors
64 / 3,186
[5]
County Councilors
80 / 1,434
[5]
Local County Councilors
2,504 / 40,067
[5]
Website
alde.ro

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (Romanian: Alianța Liberalilor și Democraților, ALDE) is a liberal[1] political party in Romania.

History

The party was founded on 19 June 2015 from a merger of the Liberal Reformist Party (PLR) and Conservative Party (PC).[6][7] On 19 November 2015 the party was admitted into the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.[8]

In the 2016 legislative election on 11 December 2016, ALDE received 5.6% of the vote and 20 seats in the Chamber of Deputies, and 6.0% of the vote and 6 seats in the Senate.

On 19 December 2016, party co-presidents Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu and Daniel Constantin signed an accord with Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea to form a new coalition government with ALDE as the junior partner.[9]

Electoral performance

ElectionVotes%ChamberSenatePositionResulting government
2016 396,386 5.62
20 / 329
9 / 136
5th PSD-ALDE


References

  1. 1 2 Nordsieck, Wolfram (2016). "Romania". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  2. Dąborowski, Tomasz (11 January 2017). "Prospects for the centre-left government in Romania". Centre for Eastern Studies. Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  3. "Romanian PM woos ethnic Hungarian party with posts". The Irish Times. 24 December 2004. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  4. "Renate Weber: Mă alătur oficial partidului ALDE România. Este singurul care se fundamenteaza pe valori în care cred şi pe care le împărtăşesc" (in Romanian).
  5. 1 2 3 http://www.2016bec.ro/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/SIAL2016_Situatia_mandatelor_partide-2.xlsx
  6. "New political party in Romania". romania-insider.com. 2015-06-22. Retrieved 2015-06-26.
  7. "ALDE Party President welcomes establishment of new party in Romania". aldeparty.eu. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
  8. "Liberalisok and ALDE Romania become ALDE Party member parties". aldeparty.eu. 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
  9. "Romania's PSD and ALDE sign coalition protocol". romania-insider.com. 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
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