PRO Romania

PRO Romania

PRO România
PresidentVictor Ponta
Secretary-GeneralAlin Văcaru
SpokespersonGabriela Podasca
Founded20 February 2018
Split fromSocial Democratic Party
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats
IdeologySocial liberalism
Progressivism
Pro-Europeanism
Political positionCentre-left[1]
European affiliationEuropean Democratic Party
European Parliament groupProgressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Colors     Blue
     Red
     Yellow
Chamber of Deputies
23 / 329
Senate
3 / 136
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PRO Romania (Romanian: PRO România, PRO) is a social-liberal[2] political party in Romania.

History

The founding of PRO Romania was initiated in 2017 by former Prime Minister Victor Ponta, former acting Prime Minister and Minister of Education Sorin Cîmpeanu and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Daniel Constantin. The party was formally established on 20 February 2018 in Bucharest.

Corina Crețu, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, announced on 17 January 2019 that she will candidate in the European Parliament election on behalf of PRO Romania.[3] She will be at the second position in the list after Victor Ponta.[4]

Only 4 days later, senator and former Minister of National Defence Adrian Țuțuianu announced that he joined the party[5], becoming the first senator to join PRO Romania.[6]

PRO Romania is currently represented in the Romanian Parliament by 20 members of the Chamber of Deputies[7], 1 senator[6] and in the European Parliament by 2 MEPs.[8]

The party joined the European political party European Democratic Party in February 2019.[9] However, its MEP sit in the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats and not in the Renew Europe group.