The Romanian Democratic Convention (Romanian: Convenţia Democrată Română, CDR) was an electoral alliance of several political parties of Romania, active from early 1992 until 2000.

CDR was founded before the 1992 local elections, by PNŢCD - Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party, PNL - National Liberal Party, and others.

The main purpose of CDR was to mount an effective opposition against the all-dominating National Salvation Front, a political force made up mostly of former second and third rank Communists, which assumed leadership of the country after the 1989 revolution.

CDR managed to win Bucharest and most other large cities in the local elections of 1992, but FSN swept over almost all rural areas and small towns.

CDR won the 1996 Romanian elections, and their candidate Emil Constantinescu became president. Following is the distribution of seats in the Chamber of Deputies between the components of the alliance:

  • PNŢCD - 83 deputies
  • PNL - 25 deputies
  • PNL-CD - 5 deputies
  • PAR - 3 deputies
  • PER - 5 deputies
  • FER - 1 deputy


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