Parties in comparison
Explanation of the chart
The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.
On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.
Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.
Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
PSDSocial Democratic Party
PSD (Partidul Social Democrat) is a center-left party and currently represented in parliament with 110 MPs.
PNLNational Liberal Party
PNL (Partidul Național Liberal) is a liberal party and currently represented in parliament with 93 MPs.
UDMRDemocratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania
UDMR (Uniunea Democrată Maghiară din România) is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 21 MPs.
USRSave Romania Union
USR (Uniunea Salvați România) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 55 seats.
AURAlliance for the Unity of Romanians
AUR (Alianța pentru Unirea Românilor) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in the parliament with 33 MPs.
APPAlliance for the Fatherland
APP (Alianța pentru Patrie) is a right-wing party from website.ro.
FDForce of the Right
FD (Forța Dreptei) is a center-right party from website.ro.
PERRomanian Ecologist Party
PER (Partidul Ecologist Român) is a green party from website.ro.
PMPPeople’s Movement Party
PMP (Partidul Mișcarea Populară) is a center-right party from website.ro.
PPUHumanist Power Party
PPU (Partidul Puterii Umaniste) is a center-left party from website.ro.
PRMPartidul România Mare
PRM (Partidul România Mare) is a far-right party from website.ro.
PRO RomâniaPro Romania Party
PRO România is a center-left party from website.ro.
PUSLSocial Liberal Humanist Party
PUSL (Partidul Umanist Social Liberal) is a center-left party from website.ro.
REPERRenewing Romania’s European Project
REPER (Partidul REPER) is a party of undefinable orientation from website.ro.
S.O.S. (S.O.S. Romania) is a far-right party from website.ro.