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People's Party – Dan Diaconescu

People's Party – Dan Diaconescu
Partidul Poporului - Dan Diaconescu
President Simona Mann
Secretary-General Liviu-Robert Neagu
Founder Dan Diaconescu
Leader in the Senate Vochiţoiu Haralambie
Leader in the Chamber of Deputies Cătălin-Daniel Fenechiu
Founded 2011
Headquarters Bucharest
Ideology Populism[1][2]
Political position Left-wing
International affiliation None
European affiliation EUDemocrats (collaboration)
European Parliament group None
Colours White and purple
Senate
8 / 171
Chamber of Deputies
24 / 404
European Parliament
0 / 33
County Council Presidents
0 / 41
County Councilors
134 / 1,393
Mayors
31 / 3,179
Website
http://www.partidul.poporului.ro/
Politics of Romania
Political parties
Elections

The People's Party – Dan Diaconescu (Romanian: Partidul Poporului – Dan Diaconescu; abbreviated PP-DD) is a populist Romanian political party created in 2011 by television presenter Dan Diaconescu.

History

The People's Party – Dan Diaconescu was founded in 2011 by Romanian TV presenter Dan Diaconescu. The first congress of the party was held in January 2012, when the party was officially constituted. At the local election of 2012, PP-DD was situated on the third place, on the party's ticket being elected 31 mayors, 3,126 local councilors and 134 county councilors. After the election, the party became the fourth largest political force in Romania, after the Social Democrats, the National Liberals and the Democratic Liberals. At the 2012 parliamentary election, PP-DD won third place, successfully entering Parliament with 21 senators and 47 deputies elected on the party's lists. By June 2013 however, the PP-DD became heavily affected by party switching, losing 2 senators and 16 deputies, including its group leaders in both chambers.[3]

Ideology

The ideology of the PP-DD expressed nationalist and socialist points of view. The party supports progressive measures, like higher retirement pensions and salaries, and a lower VAT. The party also supports the collectivisation of agriculture, the founding of a People's Tribunal, the foundation of state companies with directly elected leadership.

European affiliation

On 21 May 2013, PP-DD have stated their collaboration with EUDemocrats party.

Structure

Leadership

External links

  • (Romanian) Official site

References

  1. ^ Romania govt set to win poll even as support slips, CNBC, 21 October 2012 
  2. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/22/us-romania-politics-idUSBRE8AL0IN20121122
  3. ^ """Harta traseismului politic. "Dacă o femeie îşi părăseşte bărbatul pentru că are un amant, iar alta îl lasă pentru că e bătută, se cheamă că amândouă sunt traseiste?. gandul.info. 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
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