Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (Romania)
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Alliance of Liberals and Democrats Romania
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats

Alian?a Liberalilor ?i Democra?ilor
PresidentC?lin Popescu-T?riceanu
Executive PresidentsDaniel Barbu
Vasile Nistor
First Vice PresidentStelu?a C?t?niciu
Founded19 June 2015
Merger ofPLR and PC
Soft Euroscepticism[4]
Political position
Regional affiliationLiberal South East European Network
International affiliationLiberal International (Observer)
Colours     Blue
Seats in the Senate
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
Seats in the European Parliament
County Councilors
Local County Councilors

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (Romanian: Alian?a Liberalilor ?i Democra?ilor, ALDE) is a liberal[1]political party in Romania.


The party was founded on 19 June 2015 from a merger of the Liberal Reformist Party (PLR) and Conservative Party (PC).[12][13] On 19 November 2015 the party was admitted into the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.[14]

In the 2016 legislative election on 11 December 2016, ALDE received 5.6% of the vote and 20 seats in the Chamber of Deputies, and 6.0% of the vote and 6 seats in the Senate.

On 19 December 2016, party co-presidents C?lin Popescu-T?riceanu and Daniel Constantin signed an accord with Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea to form a new coalition government with ALDE as the junior partner.[15]

On 30 May 2019 the party withdrew from the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe.[16] The relation between ALDE Romania and ALDE Europe were strained after the ALDE-supported government coalition had passed laws that were deemed by the Venice Commission and ALDE Europe to undermine the independence of the judiciary.[17] The leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, Guy Verhofstadt, had participated previously at a rally of the oppositional USR-PLUS.[18]

ALDE Romania withdrew from their coalition with the Social Democratic Party on 26 August 2019 and moved to opposition.[19]

Electoral history

Legislative elections

Election Chamber Senate Position Aftermath
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
2016 396,386 5.62
423,728 6.01
5th PSD-ALDE government (until August 2019)
Opposition to PSD minority government (until November 2019)
Supporting PNL minority government

Presidential elections

Election Candidate First round Second round
Votes Percentage Position Votes Percentage Position
2019 Mircea Diaconu1 815,201


1Mircea Diaconu was the candidate of the "One Man" Alliance; alliance members: Pro Romania and ALDE.

European elections

Election Votes Percentage MEPs Position EU Party EP Group
2019 372,760 4.11%
 7th  ALDE --


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  12. ^ "New political party in Romania". 2015-06-22. Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "ALDE Party President welcomes establishment of new party in Romania". 2015-06-19. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Liberalisok and ALDE Romania become ALDE Party member parties". 2015-11-19. Archived from the original on 2017-02-22. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Romania's PSD and ALDE sign coalition protocol". 2016-12-20. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "ALDE România s-a retras din ALDE Europa" (in Romanian). 30 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ "Guy Verhofstadt cere excluderea partidului lui T?riceanu din Alian?a Liberal-Democra?ilor Europeni" (in Romanian). 25 April 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ "Guy Verhofstadt: Vom crea o nou? mi?care în Europa care va fi surpriza acestor alegeri" (in Romanian). 25 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ "Romania's Ruling PSD Party Loses Majority After Ally Quits". Voice of America. Retrieved .

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