Union of Croats of Romania


The Union of Croats of Romania (Romanian: Uniunea Croaților din România, UCR; Croatian: Zajedništvo Hrvata u Rumunjskoj, ZHR) is an ethnic minority political party in Romania representing the Croatian community.

Union of Croats of Romania
PresidentGhera Giureci-Slobodan[1]
IdeologyCroatian minority politics
Chamber of Deputies
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Senate
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European Parliament
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Website
www.zhr-ucr.ro/

History


The UCR contested the 1992 general elections, but received just 219 votes and failed to win a seat;[2] the electoral law allowing political parties representing ethnic minority groups to be exempt from the electoral threshold only applied as long as they received 10% of the vote required for a single seat in the Chamber of Deputies.[3] It again failed to win a seat in the 1996 elections as it received just 486 votes, but the 2000 elections saw the party receive 11,084 votes, winning a seat for the first time. It has won a seat in every election since.

Electoral history


Election Chamber of Deputies Senate
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
19922190.000
19964860.000
200011,0840.101
200410,3310.101
20089,0470.131
20126,2810.081

References


  1. Despre noi - ZHR-UCR
  2. 1992 Parliamentary Elections: Chamber of Deputies Archived June 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine University of Essex
  3. Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1585 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7