Social Democratic Union (Romania)

The Social Democratic Union (Romanian: Uniunea Social-Democrată, USD) was an electoral alliance established on 27 September 1995 between the Democratic Party (PD) and the Romanian Social Democratic Party (PSDR). The alliance was formed to participate in the 1996 Romanian general election.[1][2][3]

Social Democratic Union
Uniunea Social-Democrată
AbbreviationUSD
LeaderPetre Roman (PD)
Sergiu Cunescu (PSDR)
Founded1995
Dissolved1999
IdeologySocial democracy
Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCenter-left
International affiliationSocialist International
Constituent partiesDemocratic Party (PD)
Romanian Social Democratic Party (PSDR)

The alliance formally ended in 1999, when the Romanian Social Democratic Party left it, in order to join the Social Democratic Pole of Romania.

Electoral history

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Legislative elections

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Election Chamber Senate Position Aftermath
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
1996 1,582,231 12.93
53 / 343
1,617,384 13.16
23 / 143
3rd CDR–USD–UDMR government (1996–2000)

Presidential elections

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Election Candidate Votes % Position
1996 Petre Roman 2,598,545 20.5 3rd

References

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  1. ^ "Social-democrația după 1989" (in Romanian).
  2. ^ "Petre Roman - Personalităti Politice - Politica Românească". www.politicaromaneasca.ro. Retrieved 2021-05-10.
  3. ^ "Romania - New constitution". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-07-01.