Cultural Union of Ruthenians of Romania


The Cultural Union of Ruthenians of Romania (Romanian: Uniunea Culturală a Rutenilor din România, UCRR; Rusyn: Културне Товариство Русинів Романії, Kultulrne Tovarystvo Rusyniv Romaniji) is an ethnic minority political party in Romania representing the Rusyn community.

Cultural Union of Ruthenians of Romania
Founded2000
NewspaperJurnal Rutean
IdeologyRuthenian minority politics
Chamber of Deputies
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Senate
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European Parliament
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Website
www.rutenii.ro

History


The AIR was established in 2000.[1] It contested the 2000 general elections, and despite receiving just 6,942 votes (0.06%), it won a seat in the Chamber of Deputies under the electoral law allowing political parties representing ethnic minority groups to be exempt from the electoral threshold as long as they received 10% of the vote required for a single seat in the Chamber of Deputies.[2][3]

The party has won a seat in every election since.

Electoral history


Election Chamber of Deputies Senate
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
20006,9420.061
20042,8710.031
20084,5140.071
20125,2650.071
20162,8240.041

References


  1. About Us Cultural Union of Ruthenians of Romania
  2. 1996 Parliamentary Elections: Chamber of Deputies Archived June 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine University of Essex
  3. Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1585 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7