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Romania: Political parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative

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
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
Government

PSD (Partidul Social Democrat) is a center-left party and currently represented in parliament with 110 MPs.

The PSD advocates for social democratic values and is committed to social justice, workers' rights, and social security. It emphasizes the importance of education and healthcare.

PNL

National Liberal Party
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
Government

PNL (Partidul Național Liberal) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 93 MPs.

The PNL advocates liberal values and is committed to individual freedom, market economy, and democracy. It emphasizes the importance of the rule of law and human rights.

UDMR

Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
Government

UDMR (Uniunea Democrată Maghiară din România) is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 21 MPs.

USR

Save Romania Union
Liberal politics
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

USR (Uniunea Salvați România) is a liberal party that is currently represented in parliament with 55 seats.

The USR advocates for liberal values and is committed to transparency, the rule of law, and anti-corruption efforts. It emphasizes the importance of civic participation and civil rights.

AUR

Alliance for the Unity of Romanians
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

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

The AUR places a strong emphasis on promoting Romanian culture and language. It emphasizes Romania's sovereignty and advocates for traditional values and family.

FD

Force of the Right
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
No seats

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

PER

Romanian Ecologist Party
Environment & Climate
?
EU Parliament
No seats

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

PMP

People’s Movement Party
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
No seats

PMP (Partidul Mișcarea Populară) is a center-right party from Romania.

PPU

Humanist Power Party
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
No seats

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

PRM

Greater Romania Party
Far right
?
EU Parliament
No seats

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

PRO România

Pro Romania Party
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
No seats

PRO România is a center-left party from Romania.

REPER

Renewing Romania’s European Project
Liberal politics
?
EU Parliament
No seats

REPER (Partidul REPER) is a liberal party from Romania.

S.O.S.

S.O.S. Romania
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

S.O.S. (S.O.S. Romania) is a right-wing party from Romania.