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Alianţa Moldova Noastrǎ (AMN)

[flag of Alianţa Moldova Noastrǎ] image by Eugene Ipavec, 23 April 2009

Alianța Moldova Noastrǎ" (AMN, Our Moldova Alliance) was founded on 19 July 2003 as the merger of "Alianţei Social-Democrate din Moldova" (ASDM, Social-Democratic Alliance of Moldova", "Partidului Libera" (PL, Liberal Party - not the same as the current PL shown below), "Alianţei Independenţilor din Republica Moldova" (AIRM, Independents' Alliance of the Republic of Moldova) and "Partidul Democrat-Popular din Moldova" (DPPM, Democratic People's Party of Moldova".

AMN is chaired by Serafim Urecheam, a former Mayor of Chişinău and the former chairman of AIRM. In the 2009 legislative elections, AMN obtained nearly 10% of the vote and 11 out of the 101 seats. The flag of AMN, as seen on photos of street demonstrations available on the party's website, is yellow with the emblem of AMN. The emblem of AMN is made of a yellow half-sun with 13 rays, placed on a blue background. The short name of the party "MOLDOVA NOASTRǍ" is written below the half-sun.
Sources:
http://www.amn.md/lang-ro.html
http://www.amn.md/activitati-0-11-0.html
Ivan Sache, 19 April 2009

At http://faculty.mercer.edu/grant_jc/moldov78.jpg is a vertical version of the flag, and at http://www.liberal-international.org/contentFiles/images/1.jpg one may also see a party banner-oid with reversed colors.
Eugene Ipavec, 23 April 2009


Mişcarea Acţiunea Europeană" (MAE)

European Action Movement

"Mişcarea Acţiunea Europeană" (MAE, European Action Movement) was founded on 22 October 2006. Led by Anatol Petrenco, MAE obtained slightly more than 1% of the vote in the 2009 legislative elections and is not represented in the Parliament.

The flag of MAE, as shown on photos available on the party's website, is white with the simplified emblem of the party. The emblem of MAE is made of the blue letters "MAE", placed above a thin horizontal stripe vertically divided blue-yellow-red (the national colours), the "A" entering a circle of 11 blue stars surrounding a blue arrow.

On some flags, the stars are yellow and the arrow is omitted:
http://ae.md/index.php?do=gallery&act=2&cid=2&fid=51 - 2nd Extraordinary Congress of MAE
http://ae.md/index.php?do=gallery&act=1&cid=3 - Youth European Forum. 

On other flags, seemingly more recent, the stars are yellow and the arrow is shown.
http://ae.md/index.php?do=gallery&act=1&cid=8  - Launching of the election campaign
http://ae.md/index.php?do=gallery&act=1&cid=12  - Anti-corruption march
http://ae.md/index.php?do=gallery&act=1&cid=14  - Anti-corruption march

Ivan Sache, 19 April 2009


Partidul Comuniştilor din Republica Moldova (PCRM)

The "Partidul Comuniştilor din Republica Moldova" (PCRM; in English, Party of the Communists of the Republic of Moldova) was founded in October 1993 as the successor of the Communist Party, banned in August 1991. In the 2001 general elections, the PCRM won 71 out of the 101 seats in the Parliament; the PCRM representatives voted a modification of the Constitution allowing the Parliament to appoint the President of the Republic, and Vladimir Voronin (b. 1941), the historic leader of the PCRM, was appointed head of the state on 4 April 2001. In the 2005 elections, the PCRM won only 56 seats but other parties joined it to promote Vornonin for a second mandate as the President of the Republic.

The website of the PCRM shows the party logo as a red hammer-and-sickle with a red open book above the hammer. Photographs available on the party website show two flags that are surely related to the PCRM but presumably none of them is "the" PCRM flag. The first flag is red with a ring of 12 white stars surrounding a red and white hand-like emblem. This emblem belongs to the "Uniunea Tineretului Comunist din Moldova (in English, "Union of the Communist Youth of Moldova"), the youth branch of the PCRM. The second flag is white with a red hammer-and-sickle surmounting the red lettering "Mbl / ZA BAC!"
http://www.pcrm.md/en/

The website of the Union of the Communist Youth of Moldova has a photo gallery with several other flags, including:
- A flag with the same starry pattern as described above, with "EU / Vot#z" instead of the hand symbol, # denoting here a hammer-and-sickle: http://www.utcm.md/index.php?action=photo&id=324
- The same flag with the red and white colours counterchanged: http://www.utcm.md/index.php?action=photo&id=477
- A red flag with the youth branch emblem and the white lettering "KOMSOMOL": http://www.utcm.md/index.php?action=photo&id=329
- The same flag with the red and white colours counterchanged: http://www.utcm.md/index.php?action=photo&id=465
Ivan Sache, 27 July 2008


Partidul Conservator (PC)

[flag of Partidul Conservator (PC)] image by Ivan Sache, 27 July 2008

The "Partidul Conservator" (PC; in English, Conservative Party) was founded on 24 June 2006 by Natalia Nirca and officially registered on 12 July 2006. The statutes of the party say: "(2) Emblema şi simbolul (semnul) electoral al P.C. constă Ón imaginea unui strugure de poamă de culoare violet, două frunze de viţă-de-vie de culoare verde şi codiţa de culoare aurie." The emblem of the party is described as a purple grape with two green leaves and a golden stem.
http://www.conservator.md/ - Party website

The flag of the party is shown, as a graphic, as pale yellow with the party's symbol in the middle. The same graphic appears on a poster hanging on the wall shown on a photograph:
http://www.conservator.md/foto/rom.php?id_parent=7
http://www.conservator.md/foto/files/20070312170338.JPG  - Direct link to the image
Ivan Sache, 27 July 2008


Partidului Democrat din Moldova

At http://www.deca.md/?cat=art_com&id=3115 a table flag of the "Partidului Democrat din Moldova" is also shown.
Eugene Ipavec, 23 April 2009


Partidul Liberal (PL)

[flag of Partidul Liberal (PL)] image by Ivan Sache, 27 July 2008

Emblem after the party's website, http://www.pl.md/

The "Partidul Liberal" (PL; in English, Liberal Party) was founded on 24 April 2005 as the successor of the "Partidul Reformei" (in English, Party of Reform), itself formed on 5 September 1993. In the 2007 local elections, the PL won 11 out of the 51 seats in the Municipal Council of Chişinău; its candidate, Dorin Chirtoacă (b. 1978), was elected Mayor of Chişinău with 61% of the votes.

Photographs available on the PL website: http://www.pl.md/pageview.php?l=ro&idc=28 show the flag of the PL as light blue with the emblem of the party in the middle and the name of the party in dark blue letters above the emblem. The emblem of the PL features two united, dark blue, men walking in the same direction surrounded by 12 yellow stars and flanked by the red letters "PL" on the right of the stars' ring.

Direct links to the most relevant pictures:
http://www.pl.md/rwx_gallery/17_iunie_2007_rezultatele_preliminare/rez_aleg_12.jpg
http://www.pl.md/rwx_gallery/Manifestatia_din_1_Decembrie/1.jpg
http://www.pl.md/rwx_gallery/Manifestatia_din_1_Decembrie/3.jpg
http://www.pl.md/rwx_gallery/Conferinte_Teritoriale/d%20185.jpg
Ivan Sache, 27 July 2008


Partidul Popular Republican (PPR)

The "Partidul Popular Republican" (PPR; in English, Republican Popular Party) was founded on 16 April 1999 and officially registered on 20 May 1999 as the Peasants' Christian Democratic Party of Moldova (PCDPM). The party took its today's name during its 6th conference held on 28 May 2005. The PCDMP received 0.27% of the votes in the 2001 general elections.
http://www.ppr.md/ - Party website

The flag of the PPR, as shown on the party website behind members of the party board, is purple with the seal-shaped, white emblem of the party. The emblem of the PPR shows a white castle flanked by two towers surmounting the party acronym PPR in white letters and surrounded by the full name of the party, in white letters, too.
http://www.ppr.md/index.php?ml=4&memb
Ivan Sache, 27 July 2008


Partidul Popular Creştin Democrat (PPCD)

[flag of Partidul Popular Creştin Democrat (PPCD)] image by Ivan Sache, 27 July 2008

The "Partidul Popular Creştin Democrat" (PPCD; in English, Christian-Democratic People's Party, CDPP) was founded in 1999 as the successor of the "Frontul Popular Creştin Democrat" (FPCD; in English, Christian Democratic Popular Front), itself founded in 1992 as the successor of the "Frontul Popular din Moldova" (FPM; in English, Popular Front of Moldova), itself founded in 1989 as the successor of the "Mişcarea Democratică din Moldova" (MDM; in English, Democratic Movement of Moldova, founded in 1988). Presided by Iurie Roşca (b. 1961) since its foundation, the PPCD supports unification with Romania and integration into NATO and EU. In the 2005 general elections, the PPCD won 9% of the votes and 11 out of the 101 seats in the Parliament.

Photographs taken during the Xth Congress of the PPCD:
http://ppcd.md/page.php?modul=Gallery&op=show_categorie&gid=32 shows the flag of the party as orange with the party emblem in the middle. The emblem of the PPCD is a blue heart charged with a ring of 12 yellow stars surrounding a crowned Christ raising a cross in his left hand, all yellow.

Direct links to the most relevant images:
http://ppcd.md/modules/Gallery/mygallery/modulesgallerymygallery/761_img_2933.jpg
http://ppcd.md/modules/Gallery/mygallery/modulesgallerymygallery/660_dsc_2352.jpg
http://ppcd.md/modules/Gallery/mygallery/modulesgallerymygallery/dsc_2351.jpg
http://ppcd.md/modules/Gallery/mygallery/modulesgallerymygallery/dsc_2342.jpg
Ivan Sache, 27 July 2008


Partidul Social Democrat

[flag of Partidul Social Democrat] image by Ivan Sache, 5 December 2009

"Partidul Social Democrat" (PSD) was founded on 13 May 1990 as "Partidul Social-Democrat din Moldova" (PSDM). After its failure in the 2005 general election (less than 3% of the votes and no seat in the Parliament), PSDM merged in December 2007 with PSD, chaired by Dumitru Braghiş (b. 1957), Prime Minister of Moldova in 1999-2001. Braghiş became the chairman of the new party while the former chairman of PSDM, Eduard Muşuc, became Secretary General of the new party. PSD claims on its website a "partnership" with the Party of European Socialists and the Socialist International but does not appear on the listings of these two organizations.

The party's website shows several photos of street demonstrations, on which the flag of PSD can be seen in two versions, a red flag with the party's emblem in white and a white flag with the party's emblem in red. The symbol of PSD is prescribed in the statutes of the party, adopted in 2007 in Chişinău:
"Article 2. Symbols of the party.
1. The electoral sign (symbol) of PSD is made of two roses, white and red, linked by a ribbon forming in its upper part the symbol of infinity.
2. The logo of the party is a stylized hand holding a rose, the badge of the Socialist International.
3. The graphic form of the party's symbols is given in the annex of the present statutes [not available]."

http://www.psd.md/?lang=ro&menu_id=13&PHPSESSID=8153eb947059c222d66ddd759f713634

Ivan Sache, 5 December 2009


Uniunuea Centrista din Moldova

[flag of Uniunuea Centrista din Moldova] image by Eugene Ipavec, 23 April 2009

"Uniunuea Centrista din Moldova" (UCM, Centrist Union of Moldova) was founded on 15 May 2000. Currently chaired by former Prime Minister Vasile Tarlev (2001-2008), UCM received 2.75% of the votes in the 2009 legislative elections and is not represented in the Parliament. UCM has set up a partnership with Russian party "United Russia" and the Ukrainian "Party of the Regions".

The flag of UCM is described in Article 4.2. of the party's statutes, last amended on 27 September 2008. Accordingly, the flag is in dimensions 1.2 m x 2 m (3:5), blue with a white disk of 0.8 in diameter charged with the emblem of the party. I understand that the name of the party is written in "national language" (Romanian, officially called Molodvan) on the obverse and in Russian of the reverse of the flag. A black and white representation of the flag is available in Appendix 2.

The emblem of UCM is described in Article 4.1. The emblem represents the administrative and territorial map of Moldova, supported by two hands and surrounded by an imaginary circle bearing the party's name. A black and white representation of the flag is available in Appendix 1.

The party's website shows the emblem with the map diagonally divided blue-yellow-red and the administrative divisions marked with grey limits; the hands are yellow. The divisions shown on the map are the nine old judeţe replaced in 2003 by 32 raion and five municipalities. The name of the party's chair is added in blue capital letters above the map. There is a "national" and a Russian version of the emblem. The flag, without the name of the chairman and with Moldovan writing, can be seen on several colour photos available on V. Tarlev's website.

Sources:
http://www.tarlev.md/index.php/galeriefoto.html?func=detail&catid=5&id=77
http://www.tarlev.md/index.php/galeriefoto.html?func=detail&catid=5&id=92
http://www.tarlev.md/index.php/galeriefoto.html?func=detail&catid=5&id=108 

Ivan Sache, 19 April 2009