Romanian Popular Party
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Romanian Popular Party
Romanian Popular Party

Partidul Popular Românesc
PresidentVlad ?urcanu
FounderIon Hadârc?
Founded12 April 2013
HeadquartersChi?in?u, Moldova
Membership (2014)25,000
Moldovan-Romanian unionism
Political positionCentre-right
National affiliationMi?carea Politic? Unirea
International affiliationLiberal International (Observer)
Coloursyellow, blue, red

The Romanian Popular Party (Romanian: Partidul Popular Românesc, PPR), previously known as the Liberal Reformist Party (Romanian: Partidul Liberal Reformator), is a political party from Moldova. The party supportes the unification of Romania and Moldova. On 27 August 2019, the party changed its name from Liberal Reformist Party to Romanian Popular Party and elected Vlad ?urcanu as its new president at the second Congress of the party.[1][2]


Logo of the PPR when it was known as the "Liberal Reformist Party"

Formed on 12 April 2013 as the Liberal Party Reform Council (CRPL) and a pro-government faction within the Liberal Party, calling for reform of the party. The first president of the party was Ion Hadârc? from 2013 until 2019. Its seven MPs were subsequently ejected from the Liberal Party and agreed to enter a new coalition, called the Pro-European Coalition, with the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (PLDM) and the Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM) on 30 May 2013.

On 21 June 2013 at Coste?ti, Ialoveni took place General Meeting of the Liberal Party Reform Council, which adopted a decision to create a new political party with a liberal doctrine.

On 1 August 2013 in Chi?in?u took place the first meeting of the Council of Founding of the Liberal Reformist Party.[3]

Its seven MPs were former Liberal Party deputy chairman Ion Hadârc?, former Liberal Party secretary-general Oleg Bodrug, Ana Gu?u, Anatol Arhire, Vadim Vacarciuc, Vadim Cojocaru and Valeriu Saharneanu. The party failed to gain representation at the 2014 parliamentary election.

Vlad ?urcanu has been the president of the party since 27 August 2019.[4][5]

The PPR is one of the founding members of Mi?carea Politic? Unirea (MPU), a political party established for the unification of Romania and Moldova.[6][7]

Notable former members

Electoral results

Legislative elections

Year Votes % Seats +/- Government
2014 24,956 1.56
Steady Extra-parliamentary opposition


  1. ^ "Vlad ?urcanu a fost ales pre?edinte de partid. PPR va participa la alegerile din 20 octombrie". (in Romanian). August 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "Fostul consilier preziden?ial Vlad ?urcanu s-a f?cut pre?edinte de partid". (in Romanian). August 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Liberal reformers chose the name of future party
  4. ^ "Vlad Turcanu, fostul consilier al lui Nicolae Timofti, numit lider de partid". (in Romanian). August 28, 2019.
  5. ^ "Partidul Liberal Reformator se redenume?te în Partidul Popular Românesc; Vlad ?urcanu va fi pre?edintele forma?iunii". (in Romanian). August 28, 2019.
  6. ^ Mihailova, Iulia (15 January 2020). "S-a constituit mi?carea politic? Unirea". Radio Europa Liber? Moldova (in Romanian).
  7. ^ "Cinci partide unioniste au constituit mi?carea politic? "Unirea"". Agora (in Romanian). 15 January 2020.

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