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Radical Right-Wing Political Parties and Groups

Radical Right-Wing Political Parties and Groups Unionists from the movement Tinerii Moldovei on the streets of Chisinau.

The Romanian movement «Noua Dreaptă» (The New Right(wing)) is an organisation that promotes extremist and xenophobic ideas, emphasising the principles of the legionary movements. Members of the organisation glorify legionary movement leader Corneliu Zelea Codreanu and the fascist criminal Ion Antonescu. Therefore, the organisation is prohibited in both Romania and almost in Moldova, as the Ministry of Justice has not registered its charter. In November 2009, shortly after the accession of the new government the Ministry of Justice of Moldova officially registered the National Christian movement, part of the movement «Noua Dreaptă». The Minister of Justice at the time was a protégé of the Liberal Democratic Party, Alexandru Tanase, who is the chairman of the Constitutional Court now.

The National Liberal party of Vitalia Pavlichenko is of nationalistic ideology.

The Civic Platform «Acţiunea 2012" ("Action 2012"), established in 2011, has positioned itself as a coalition of non-governmental organisations and initiative groups supporting association of the Republic of Moldova with Romania and advocating for "the implementation of the main goals of past, present and future generations - the union of the Romanians on both banks of the Prut River into a single Romanian state".

Liberal (Liberal-reformist) party, represented in the parliament today, can be attributed to the nationalist forces. Despite the fact that the party has positioned itself as a right-wing liberal, it's their legislative initiatives aimed at discrimination against minority languages and the rejection of the Moldavian as the state language in favour of the Romanian, that qualifies them as a nationalist.

In 2014, a new movement emerged in Moldova – Tinerii Moldovei (Moldovan Youth) – which also actively promotes unification with Romania. Meanwhile, there are mayors of cities and local councillors who are sympathetic to their views. Among them is Chisinau mayor Dorin Chirtoaca, vice-chairman of the Liberal Party, regularly speaking in support of the Romanian nationalists, and pronouncing Russophobic speeches.

In May 2021, the Romanian right-wing nationalist party AUR (Union for the Unification of Romanians) has registered in neighboring Moldova, where it intends to take part in the July elections and create a renewed pro-Romanian force in the country. “We want unionist deputies in both parliaments. AUR takes over the political activities in both Romanian states,” said AUR co-chair George Simion, referring to his conviction that Moldova and Romania should be united into one state.

Moldova was part of the former Romanian kingdom between the two world wars when it was annexed by the Soviet Union. The Soviet Republic became an independent state in the early 1990s when the Soviet Union collapsed. Simion added that the goal of his party in the early elections in Moldova was to create a pro-Romanian political force and enter the parliament in Chisinau.

The AUR, which holds 47 out of 465 seats in the Romanian parliament, is a nationalist party with a Christian religious background. He opposes LGBT rights and advocates conservative values ​​and a "patriotic" education system. Simion was banned from entering Moldova in 2018 for five years. He sued the Moldovan Migration Bureau in an attempt to overturn the ban, but his case has since been delayed in Moldovan courts. He tried to enter Moldova this year, in mid-March, but was again stopped at the border. “I was a civil activist when I couldn't get in. Now I am a deputy and have not violated a single law of Moldova. This is unacceptable,” Simion said at the time.

Pro-Romanian parties in Moldova are currently fragmented and their poll ratings remain relatively low. None of the recent polls give any of them a chance to overcome the 6% threshold to enter parliament. This trend has extended to the AUR as well. According to the results of the parliamentary elections held on July 11, 2021 in Moldova, the party received only 0.49% of the vote and was unable to get a single deputy into parliament, which suggests that the old topic of uniting the two countries ceased to be relevant in the early 20s . 21st century.

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