|Cornel C?t?lin Bulf|
|Honorary President||Traian B?sescu|
|Founded||29 January 2014|
|Split from||Democratic Liberal Party (PDL)|
|Headquarters||Strada Iorga nr. 11, Sector 1, Bucharest|
|Youth wing||People's Movement Youth Organization (OT MP)|
|Women's wing||MP Women's Organization|
|European affiliation||European People's Party|
|European Parliament group||European People's Party|
|Associated organisations||National Unity Party (Moldova)|
|Chamber of Deputies|
|Local Council Councilors|
The PMP was created as a political foundation in March, 2013 by supporters of then incumbent state president Traian B?sescu, following his break with the leadership of the Democratic Liberal Party (PDL) around former Senate president Vasile Blaga. It was transformed into a political party in July, 2013 and re-launched on 29 January 2014.
The PMP identifies itself as Christian democratic and liberal. The new party's chairman after June 2014 was former minister of regional development and tourism and B?sescu's confidante Elena Udrea. Other notable members include former culture minister Theodor Paleologu, former foreign minister Teodor Baconschi, former minister of education Daniel Funeriu, member of European Parliament (MEP) Cristian Preda, B?sescu's daughter and MEP Elena B?sescu. and former Foreign Minister and head of the presidential administration Cristian Diaconescu.
In the 2014 European election, the party won 6.2% of the votes and two of Romania's 32 seats. Its members of the European Parliament Siegfried Mure?an and Cristian Preda joined the European People's Party Group (EPP), although Preda has since been expelled from the party. On 12 September 2014, the PMP was admitted as a full member to the European People's Party.
For the November 2014 presidential election, the PMP nominated Elena Udrea. She was also endorsed by the Christian Democratic National Peasants' Party (PN?CD). With 5.2% of the popular vote, she was placed fourth and did not qualify for the second round. The party asked its voters to support Klaus Iohannis of the National Liberal Party (PNL) in the runoff election.
On 12 July 2016, Traian B?sescu announced that the National Union for the Progress of Romania (UNPR) would merge with PMP on 20 July 2016. Subsequently, the union between the two parties failed and PMP lost several representatives both in the Senate and in the Chamber of Deputies.
In the 2020 legislative election, due to poor presence at the polling stations (33.30%) caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the party failed to earn 5% of the public vote and thereby failed to enter parliament. The episode was controversial to say at least as the party was very close to the threshold and had zero votes in several polling stations in which they had party representatives whose votes were nowhere to be found. As a result, the party contested the results and demanded recounting the votes in as many as 1,090 polling stations. Nonetheless, this demand was ultimately refused by the Central Electoral Bureau (Romanian: Biroul Electoral Central, BEC). This failure led the party president, Eugen Tomac, to resign from the party's leadership.
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In the later years, the party became more traditionalist. Nowadays, it opposes the immigration of foreigners into EU (especially of Muslims), Marxism, socialism, globalisation and same-sex marriage.
Born - Died
|Portrait||Term start||Term end||Duration|
|23 June 2013||8 June 2014|
|8 June 2014||30 January 2015|
|30 January 2015||8 February 2015|
|8 February 2015||27 March 2016|
|27 March 2016||16 June 2018|
|16 June 2018||9 December 2020|
|9 December 2020||7 March 2021|
|7 March 2021||Incumbent|
|2012||did not exist1||did not exist||--||Extra-parliamentary opposition to USL government (2013-2014)|
|Opposition to PSD-UNPR-UDMR-PC government (2014)|
|Opposition to PSD-UNPR-ALDE government (2014-2015)|
|Supporting the technocratic Ciolo? Cabinet (2015-2017)|
|2016||376,891||5.35||398,791||5.65||6th||Opposition to PSD-ALDE government (2017-2019)|
|Opposition to PSD minority government (2019)|
|Supporting PNL minority government (2019-2020)|
|2020||284,501||4.82||291,484||4.93||6th||Extra-parliamentary support for PNL-USR PLUS-UDMR government (2020-present)|
|Election||County Councilors (CJ)||Mayors||Local Councilors (CL)||Popular vote||%||Position|
|Election||Candidate||First round||Second round|
|2014||Elena Udrea1||493,376||4th||not qualified|
|2019||Theodor Paleologu||527,098||5th||not qualified|
1 Elena Udrea's candidacy to presidency in 2014 was also supported by the Christian Democratic National Peasants' Party (PN?CD).
|Election||Votes||Percentage||MEPs||Position||EU Party||EP Group|