Romania: Parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Post-materialistic way of life
Socialist
Capitalist
Traditional way of life

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.

PSD

Social Democratic Party

PSD (Partidul Social Democrat) is a center-left party and currently represented in parliament with 110 MPs. The party wants a strong nation-state, favors traditional lifestyles, and favors financial redistributions from rich to poor.

Compared to the last election, PSD scores an increase of +5.4 and comes in at 34.3%.

Name Partidul Social Democrat
Translation Social Democratic Party
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
Seats in parliament 110 / 330
Current poll value 34.3 (+5.4 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-left
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • Strong nationalism
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
  • Redistribution from rich to poor
  • More government intervention in markets/economy
All information at a glance: PSD

PNL

National Liberal Party

PNL (Partidul Național Liberal) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 93 MPs. The party wants less government intervention in the economy, is against too much regulation of markets, and rejects further redistribution from rich to poor.

Current polls show PNL at 23.2. That's a loss of -2.0 compared to the last election.

Name Partidul Național Liberal
Translation National Liberal Party
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
Seats in parliament 93 / 330
Current poll value 23.2 (-2.0 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • Less government intervention in markets/economy
  • Less regulation of markets
  • Against redistribution from rich to poor
  • Tax cuts
All information at a glance: PNL

USR

Save Romania Union

USR (Uniunea Salvați România) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 55 seats. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, has a dream of an open world without borders, and wants more free world trade.

Current polls have USR coming in at 9.3% - a loss of -6.1 since the last election.

Name Uniunea Salvați România
Translation Save Romania Union
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Seats in parliament 55 / 330
Current poll value 9.3 (-6.1 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
Core topics
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • Open world without borders
  • Free world trade
  • Less government intervention in markets/economy
All information at a glance: USR

AUR

Alliance for the Unity of Romanians

AUR (Alianța pentru Unirea Românilor) is a far-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 33 MPs.

In current polls, AUR is getting 12.3% of the vote - an increase of +3.2 since the last election.

Name Alianța pentru Unirea Românilor
Translation Alliance for the Unity of Romanians
Seats in parliament 33 / 330
Current poll value 12.3 (+3.2 since last election )
Political orientation Far right
All information at a glance: AUR

UDMR

Democratic 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. The party favors the promotalization of political decisions, favors traditional lifestyles, and has a dream of an open world without borders.

In the current election trend, UDMR comes in at 4.8%, losing -0.9 compared to the last election.

Name Uniunea Democrată Maghiară din România
Translation Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
Seats in parliament 21 / 330
Current poll value 4.8 (-0.9 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • More promotionism
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
  • Open world without borders
  • Tax cuts
All information at a glance: UDMR

ALDE

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats

ALDE (Partidul Alianța Liberalilor și Democraților) is a center-right party from Romania. The party wants less government intervention in the economy, is against too much regulation of markets, and rejects further redistribution from rich to poor.

In current polls, ALDE is getting 0.5% of the vote - an increase of +0.5 since the last election.

Name Partidul Alianța Liberalilor și Democraților
Translation Alliance of Liberals and Democrats
Seats in parliament 0 / 330
Current poll value 0.5 (+0.5 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
Core topics
  • Less government intervention in markets/economy
  • Less regulation of markets
  • Against redistribution from rich to poor
  • Economic growth more important than environmental protection
All information at a glance: ALDE

APP

Alliance for the Fatherland

APP (Alianța pentru Patrie) is a right-wing party from Romania.

Name Alianța pentru Patrie
Translation Alliance for the Fatherland
Seats in parliament 0 / 330
Political orientation Right-wing
All information at a glance: APP

Alianța 2020

Alianța 2020 USR-PLUS

Alianța 2020 (Alianța 2020 USR-PLUS) is a center-right party from Romania.

Name Alianța 2020 USR-PLUS
Seats in parliament 0 / 330
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: Alianța 2020

FD

Force of the Right

FD (Forța Dreptei) is a center-right party from Romania.

In current polls, FD comes in at 0.5%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +0.5.

Name Forța Dreptei
Translation Force of the Right
Seats in parliament 0 / 330
Current poll value 0.5 (+0.5 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: FD

PER

Romanian Ecologist Party

PER (Partidul Ecologist Român) is a green party from Romania.

Compared to the last election, PER scores an increase of +1.4 and comes in at 2.5%.

Name Partidul Ecologist Român
Translation Romanian Ecologist Party
Seats in parliament 0 / 330
Current poll value 2.5 (+1.4 since last election )
Political orientation Environment & Climate
All information at a glance: PER

PLUS

Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party

PLUS (Partidul Libertății, Unității și Solidarității) is a liberal party from Romania.

Name Partidul Libertății, Unității și Solidarității
Translation Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Seats in parliament 0 / 330
Political orientation Liberal politics
All information at a glance: PLUS

PMP

People’s Movement Party

PMP (Partidul Mișcarea Populară) is a center-right party from Romania. The party wants less government intervention in the economy, is against too much regulation of markets, and advocates consistent crime fighting.

Current polls have PMP coming in at 3.7% - a loss of -1.1 since the last election.

Name Partidul Mișcarea Populară
Translation People’s Movement Party
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
Seats in parliament 0 / 330
Current poll value 3.7 (-1.1 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
Core topics
  • Less government intervention in markets/economy
  • Less regulation of markets
  • Strict crime control
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
All information at a glance: PMP

PPU

Humanist Power Party

PPU (Partidul Puterii Umaniste) is a center-left party from Romania.

In current polls, PPU comes in at 3.5%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +2.5.

Name Partidul Puterii Umaniste
Translation Humanist Power Party
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
Seats in parliament 0 / 330
Current poll value 3.5 (+2.5 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-left
All information at a glance: PPU

PRM

Partidul România Mare

PRM (Partidul România Mare) is a far-right party from Romania.

Name Partidul România Mare
Seats in parliament 0 / 330
Political orientation Far right
All information at a glance: PRM

PRO România

Pro Romania Party

PRO România is a center-left party from Romania. The party wants a strong nation-state, favors financial redistributions from rich to poor, and favors traditional lifestyles.

In the current election trend, PRO România comes in at 1.5%, losing -2.6 compared to the last election.

Name PRO România
Translation Pro Romania Party
Seats in parliament 0 / 330
Current poll value 1.5 (-2.6 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-left
Core topics
  • Strong nationalism
  • Redistribution from rich to poor
  • Prefers traditional lifestyles
  • Protection of local economy
All information at a glance: PRO România

REPER

Renewing Romania’s European Project

REPER (Partidul REPER) is a party of undefinable orientation from Romania.

Compared to the last election, REPER scores an increase of +3.5 and comes in at 3.5%.

Name Partidul REPER
Translation Renewing Romania’s European Project
Seats in parliament 0 / 330
Current poll value 3.5 (+3.5 since last election )
Political orientation Transversal
All information at a glance: REPER

Frequently asked questions & answers

Where is the data from?

The data was collected as part of the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey. As part of this, more than 400 policy experts assessed the positions of major parties. All parties represented in either the national parliament or the EU parliament at the time of the survey were considered. Parties' positions may change over time and differ from the values presented.

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