|Founded||20 February 2018|
|Split from||Social Democratic Party (PSD)|
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE)
|Political position||Centre to centre-left|
|European affiliation||European Democratic Party|
|European Parliament group||Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats|
|Chamber of Deputies|
|Local Council Councilors|
The founding of PRO Romania was initiated in 2017 by former Prime Minister Victor Ponta, former acting Prime Minister and Minister of Education Sorin Cîmpeanu and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Daniel Constantin. The party was formally established on 20 February 2018 in Bucharest.
Corina Cre?u, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, announced on 17 January 2019 that she will candidate in the European Parliament election on behalf of PRO Romania. She will be at the second position in the list after Victor Ponta.
The party joined the European political party European Democratic Party in February, 2019. However, its MEPs sit in the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats and not in the Renew Europe group.
On 26 January 2021, the executive bureau of PRO Romania met to stop the merger procedure between the party and ALDE, thereby formally ceasing the union between the two parties. As of March 2021, PRO Romania is solely active at local political level in Romania.
Since its establishment, many high-profile former members of PSD or ALDE have joined PRO Romania, including:
|2016||did not exist1||did not exist||--||PSD-ALDE government (2017-2018)|
|Opposition to PSD-ALDE government (2018-2019)|
|Opposition to PSD minority government (2019)|
|Supporting PNL minority government (2019-2020)|
|Opposition to PNL minority government (2020)|
|2020||236,454||4.16||238,888||4.19||7th||Extra-parliamentary opposition to PNL-USR PLUS-UDMR government (2020-present)|
|Election||County Councilors (CJ)||Mayors||Local Councilors (CL)||Popular vote||%||Position|
|Election||Candidate||First round||Second round|
|2019||Mircea Diaconu1||815,201||4th||not qualified|
1 Mircea Diaconu was the candidate of the "One Man" Alliance; alliance members: PRO Romania and ALDE.
First, former Prime Minister Ponta (who left the PSD) created a new centrist party dubbed PRO Romania, which has taken over some of PSD's support.