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Radical Right-Wing Political Parties and Groups

Radical Right-Wing Political Parties and Groups Supporters of the unification of Romania and the Republic of Moldova marched on Bucharest, October 2012.

Most popular extreme right party is “Great Romania”, founded in 1990 by Vadim Tudor. Current leader is George Funar. Totul Pentru Ţară party (All for the Motherland) considers itself the successor of the Movement of the Legionaries/Iron Guard, the main fascist organization of interwar Romania, and actively uses “legionary” symbols (green shirt), rhetoric (radical nationalism) and gestures (Nazi greeting - “Nazi salute” ).

One of the most active political groups - an organization called “New Right» (Nou ă Dreapta - ND), existing since 2000 that is actively engaged in building international contacts, particularly with representatives of Moldova and Ukraine, also positioning itself as a successor to the “legionnaires”.

As the legacy of the “Iron Guard” proclaims itself the active “Movement of Legionnaires' in Bucharest, having their data centre with a library on the front of which are plotted fascist symbols of the “Iron Guard”.

There is also a right-wing populist party called “New Republic.” In areas heavily populated by the Hungarian minority acts the moderately nationalist Transylvanian Hungarian People's Party.

Romanian radical nationalists are represented at the local level in several regions of Romania. At the municipal level they are also presented in the so-called Székely region by the moderately nationalist Transylvanian Hungarian People's Party, to get a seat in the municipal elections on June 10th 2012. Elections in 2012 were unsuccessful for the Romanian nationalist parties, and to set up in 2011, the Party of the Hungarian nationalists was used - Transylvanian Hungarian People's Party. Thus, the “Great Romania” party in December 2012 in the simultaneous elections to the upper (senate) and lower (Chamber of Deputies) House of the Parliament received 1.24% and 1.47%, and was not able to send any candidate. The result of this defeat was the expulsion of K.Tudora from his own party in July 2013, where he was succeeded by George Funari.

However, the ideas of the Romanian national radicals are used by politicians of the “big” parties. So, the idea of “Great Romania” has been consistently implemented a number of years, followed by the mass distribution of Romanian passports in Moldova and Ukraine (according to 2013 the number of these passports reached 300 000). In early December, it was reported that 462 candidates participating in the parliamentary elections in Romania, signed the “Pact of Bessarabia”, promoting the idea of providing for the early accession of the Republic of Moldova to Romania.

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