New Generation Party (Romania)

The New Generation Party – Christian Democratic (Partidul Noua Generație - Creștin Democrat, PNGCD; formerly Partidul Noua Generație, PNG) was a nationalist political party in Romania.

New Generation Party – Christian Democratic
Partidul Noua Generație - Creștin Democrat
PresidentGigi Becali
Founded2000; 24 years ago (2000)
HeadquartersBlănari Street, Bucharest, Romania
IdeologyRomanian nationalism
Right-wing populism[1]
Christian right
Social conservatism
National conservatism
Political positionRight-wing to far-right
ColoursGreen, white, and light blue

Created in 2000 as a centrist grouping around former Mayor of Bucharest Viorel Lis, it was taken over in January 2004 by businessman Gigi Becali (owner of FC Steaua București), who became its leader. Its ideology has since changed to extreme nationalism and Orthodox Christianity.[2] Since then, it has pursued a radically nationalistic, xenophobic and homophobic scheme.[3] In the 2004 legislative elections, PNG won 2.2% of the popular vote but no seats in the Chamber of Deputies and Senate.

For the 2009 European Parliament election, the PNGCD forged an electoral alliance with the far-right Greater Romania Party (PRM). PNGCD leader Becali was elected member of the European Parliament on the PRM list. The party's ideology under Becali's leadership is close to the one of the pre-war fascist Iron Guard (or "Legionary Movement"). It fuses nationalist mythology with Christian Orthodox conservatism.[2] Becali is a self-declared follower of the Legionary Movement.[3] The Romanian National Council for Combating Discrimination has repeatedly charged Becali with homophobic, sexist and discriminatory statements against Romani and other ethnic minorities.[2] The United States Department of State has described the New Generation Party as an "extreme nationalist party" and noted the party's use of a slogan of the 1930s anti-Semitic Legionary Movement.[4]

Notable members


Electoral history


Legislative elections

Election Chamber Senate Position Aftermath
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
2000 19,662 0.16
0 / 345
27,576 0.25
0 / 140
20th Extra-parliamentary opposition to PDSR minority government
2004 227,443 2.23
0 / 332
241,486 2.36
0 / 137
5th Extra-parliamentary support to DA-PUR-UDMR government (until April 2007)
Extra-parliamentary support to PNL-UDMR minority government
2008 156,901 2.3
0 / 334
174,519 2.53
0 / 137
6th Extra-parliamentary opposition to PDL-PSD government (until December 2009)
Extra-parliamentary opposition to PDL-UNPR-UDMR (until May 2012)
Extra-parliamentary support to USL government (until December 2012)
2012 did not compete1
1 / 412
did not compete1
0 / 176
- Supported USL government (until March 2014)
Opposition to PSD-UNPR-UDMR-PC government (until December 2014)
Opposition to PSD-UNPR-ALDE government (until November 2015)
Support to Cioloș Cabinet (Ind.)
2016 did not compete


1 PNG-CD competed on PNL ballot.

Presidential elections

Election Candidate First round Second round
Votes Percentage Position Votes Percentage Position
2000 did not compete
2004 Gigi Becali 184,560
2009 Gigi Becali 186,390
2014 did not compete
2019 did not compete

European elections

Election Votes Percentage MEPs Position EU Party EP Group
2007 248,863 4.85%
0 / 32
2009 did not compete1
1 / 32
2014 did not compete
2019 did not compete


1 PNG-CD competed on PRM ballot.

See also



  1. ^ Berend, Iván T. (2010), Europe Since 1980, Cambridge University Press, p. 134
  2. ^ a b c Cinpoeș, Radu (October 2012), The Extreme Right in Contemporary Romania, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, p. 6
  3. ^ a b Stefan, Adina Marina (2009), Democratization and Securitization: The Case of Romania, Brill, p. 108
  4. ^ International Religious Freedom Report 2006, US Department of State