Romanian Popular Party

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Romanian Popular Party

Partidul Popular Românesc
PresidentVlad Țurcanu
FounderIon Hadârcă
Founded12 April 2013
HeadquartersChişinău, Moldova
Membership (2014)25,000
Moldovan-Romanian Unionism
Political positionCentre-right
Coloursyellow, blue, red

Romanian Popular Party (Romanian: Partidul Popular Românesc, PPR), previously known as Liberal Reformist Party 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 Țurcanu as its new president at the second Congress of the party.[1][2]


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 Hadârcă 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 Costeşti, 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 Chişinău 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 Hadârcă, former Liberal Party secretary-general Oleg Bodrug, Ana Guţu, Anatol Arhire, Vadim Vacarciuc, Vadim Cojocaru and Valeriu Saharneanu. The party failed to gain representation at the 2014 parliamentary election.

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

Notable former members[edit]

Electoral results[edit]

Legislative elections[edit]

Year Votes % Seats +/− Government
2014 24,956 1.56
0 / 101
Steady Extra-parliamentary opposition


  1. ^ "Vlad Țurcanu a fost ales președinte de partid. PPR va participa la alegerile din 20 octombrie". (in Romanian). August 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "Fostul consilier prezidențial Vlad Țurcanu s-a făcut președinte 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 redenumește în Partidul Popular Românesc; Vlad Țurcanu va fi președintele formațiunii". (in Romanian). August 28, 2019.

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