Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party (Romania)

Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party (Romania)
Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party
Partidul Naţional Ţărănesc Creştin Democrat
President Victor Ciorbea
Senate leader not represented
Chamber leader not represented
EP leader not represented
Founded December 1989
Headquarters Bd. Carol I, nr. 24
Ideology Christian democracy, Agrarianism
International affiliation Centrist Democrat International
European affiliation European People's Party, European Christian Political Movement
European Parliament Group not represented
Official colours Yellow and Blue
Seats in the Senate 0
Seats in the Chamber 0
Seats in the European Parliament 0
Politics of Romania
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Party headquarters

The Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party (Partidul Naţional Ţărănesc Creştin Democrat, PNŢ-CD) is a Romanian Christian-Democratic party. It is the successor of the National Peasants' Party (which, in turn, was the successor of the Romanian National Party from Transylvania).



The party was founded by Corneliu Coposu and Ion Raţiu in December 1989 under the name Partidul Naţional Ţărănesc Creştin şi Democrat (PNŢCD or PNŢcd, Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party).[citation needed] It was the first officially registered political party after the fall of Communism.

In March 2005, PNŢCD voted to change its name to Christian-Democratic People's Party (Partidul Popular Creştin-Democrat, PPCD) after the unification with Union for Romanian Reconstruction. Nowadays, this party return to its traditional name Partidul Naţional Ţărănesc Creştin Democrat – PNŢCD.

The party is a member of the European People's Party (EPP). On 7 December 2006 PNŢCD became member of the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM).

The party is currently split between a wing supporting Marian-Petre Miluţ as president, that decided on an alliance with the governing Democratic Liberal Party, and one supporting Victor Ciorbea as president, and favouring an alliance with the opposition National Liberal Party.[1]


Its motto as of 2006 is Fiecare contează (Everyone counts).

Notable members


  1. ^ Newsin, Radu Sârbu a fost reales preşedintele aripii anti-Miluţ a PNŢCD. September 26, 2009. Accessed on September 27, 2009

Further reading

  • Lavinia Stan, “From Riches to Rags: The Romanian National Christian Democrat Peasant Party,” East European Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 2 (Summer 2005), pp. 179–227.

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