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Christian-Democratic People's Party (Moldova)

Christian-Democratic People's Party
President Victor Ciobanu
Founded 20 May 1989
Headquarters Chişinău
Ideology Christian democracy
International affiliation Centrist Democrat International
European affiliation European People's Party (observer)
Colours Orange
Parliament
0 / 101
Website
www.ppcd.md
Politics of Moldova
Political parties
Elections

The Christian Democratic People's Party (Romanian: Partidul Popular Creştin Democrat, CDPP; Христианско-демократическая народная партия) is a Christian democratic[1] political party in Moldova. In the legislative elections held on March 6, 2005, the party won 9.1% of the popular vote and 11 out of 101 seats. The party is led by Iurie Roşca. Until 2005, the CDPP and the National Liberal Party used to be the only major political parties in Moldova that supported the unification with Romania. However, since the CDPP's support for the Communist President Vladimir Voronin, the party lost its unionist credentials while other unionist parties such as the Liberal Party and the National Liberal Party have taken over the pro-Romanian ideological space. The party has had very poor results in all subsequent elections. Since 4 April 2005, PPCD lost several deputies, mayors, councillors and members to the liberal-democratic parties. The PPCD was an informal coalition party of the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova.

History

It is the successor of the Democratic Movement of Moldova (1988–1989), Popular Front of Moldova (1989–1992), and the Christian Democratic Popular Front (1992–1999). In March 2005, the party became an observer member of the European People's Party.[2]

The 2002 one-month suspension of party's activities was found to be in violation of its freedoms of assembly and association by the European Court of Human Rights in 2006.[3]

Election results

Parliament

Election year # of total votes % of overall vote # of seats +/–
1994 133,6061 7.531
8 / 101
1998 315,2062 19.422
8 / 101
Steady
2001 130,810 8.24
11 / 101
Increase 3
2005 141,341 9.07
11 / 101
Steady
2009 (April) 46,549 3.03
0 / 101
Decrease 11
2009 (July) 30,173 1.91
0 / 101
Steady
2010 9,046 0.53
0 / 101
Steady
2014 11,782 0.74
0 / 101
Steady
  1. 1 Christian Democratic Popular Front won 8 seats on the list of the electoral alliance "Alliance of the Christian Democratic Popular Front".
  1. 2 Christian Democratic Popular Front won 8 seats on the list of the electoral alliance "Democratic Convention of Moldova".

References

  1. ^ Jeff Haynes; Anja Hennig (3 July 2013). Religious Actors in the Public Sphere: Means, Objectives, and Effects. Routledge. pp. 17–.  
  2. ^ http://www.epp.eu/countryPgparty.asp?cid=33&pid=2
  3. ^ ECtHR judgment in case 28793/02

External links

  • (Romanian) Official website
  • Election results at e-democracy.md
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