Humanist Power Party
The Humanist Power Party (Social-Liberal) (Romanian: Partidul Puterii Umaniste (social-liberal), PPU-SL) is a centre-left political party in Romania. It was founded in 2015 by members of the Conservative Party (PC) who did not want to merge with the Liberal Reformist Party (PLR), led by Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu.
|General Secretary||Liviu Neagu|
|Founded||28 September 2015|
|Split from||Conservative Party|
|Headquarters||Piața Presei Libere nr. 1, Sector 1, Bucharest|
|Political position||Centre-left|
|European Parliament group||Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats|
1 / 136
|Chamber of Deputies|
4 / 330
1 / 33
3 / 3,176
0 / 1,340
|Local Council Councilors|
170 / 39,900
In the summer of 2015, the Conservative Party (PC), led by Daniel Constantin, merged with the Liberal Reformist Party (PLR), creating the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE). At the same time, PC MEP Maria Grapini opposed this decision, criticizing the disappearance of the party's ideology and announced that she would join a new group, the Party of Humanist Power (PPU).
In 2018, former Sector 4 mayor, Cristian Popescu Piedone join PPU and reentered politics, having previously been prosecuted for the Colectiv nightclub fire back in 2015. He was accounted responsible and in 2019 sentenced to 8 years in prison, but the sentence was not decisive and was attacked by the Bucharest Court of Appeal. With all the legal problems and controversy surrounding Piedone, PPU still endorsed him as candidate in the 2016 Romanian local elections for mayor of Sector 4 as well as in the 2020 Romanian local elections for mayor of Sector 5, winning the latter.
7 / 3291
0 / 136
|12th||Extra-parliamentary support for PSD-ALDE government (2017–2019)|
|Extra-parliamentary support for PSD minority government (2019)|
|Extra-parliamentary opposition to PNL minority government (2019–2020)|
|Opposition to PNL minority government (2020)|
4 / 3301
1 / 1361
|9th||Extra-parliamentary opposition to PNL-USR PLUS-UDMR government|
|Opposition to PNL-USR PLUS-UDMR government (2021–present)|
1 the MPs were elected on PSD list.
|Election||County Councilors (CJ)||Mayors||Local Councilors (CL)||Popular vote||%||Position|
0 / 1,434
0 / 3,186
0 / 40,067
0 / 1,340
3 / 3,176
170 / 39,900
Mayor of Bucharest
1 PSD candidate, Gabriela Firea, was endorsed by PPU
|Election||Candidate||First round||Second round|
|2019||Ramona Bruynseels||244,275||7th||not qualified|
- "Partidul Puterii Umaniste (PPU) și-a ales o nouă conducere – avocatul Daniel Ionașcu a fost ales președinte Executiv". ecopolitic.ro. 10 February 2020.
- "Calin Popescu Tariceanu To Run For Bucharest City Hall". romaniajournal.ro. 6 August 2020.
- "Partidul rezultat din fuziunea PLR-PC se va numi ALDE și va candida independent la alegeri". mediafax.ro. 18 June 2015.
- "Piedone a revenit în politică. Iată în ce partid!". dcnews.ro. 31 May 2018.
- "Romanian prosecutors arrest local mayor over Bucharest nightclub fire". theguardian.com. 7 November 2015.
- "Grapini a pierdut, Ghișe a câștigat. PPU-SL susține candidatura lui Cristian Popescu Piedone". Digi24.
- "Cristian Popescu Piedone candidează din nou la funcția de primar, de data aceasta la Sectorul 5 / Piedone are o condamnare de 8 ani și 6 luni de închisoare în dosarul Colectiv". hotnews.ro. 3 June 2020.