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Partidul Social Democrat

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[Partidul Social Democrat] image by Marcus Schmöger, 2 January 2007

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Currently the main opposition party is the PSD (Partidul Social Democrat = Social Democratic Party) under the leadership of Mircea Geoana. Also the former president Ion Iliescu is member of the party. It has 113 seats in the 332-seat Chamber of Deputies. The symbol shows a rounded square with three roses and the party abbreviation "PSD". It is described in art. 2 of the party statute:
"Semnul electoral al Partidului Social Democrat consta( Ón trei boboci de trandafir ce au la baza tulpinilor Ónscrisă denumirea prescurtată a partidului - P.S.D., iar Ónsemnul partidului este mâna cu trandafir - Ónsemnul Internat,ionalei Socialiste."
(my translation: The electoral symbol of the Social Democratic Party consists of three rose buds, under the stalks of which there is the written the abbreviated name of the party - P.S.D.; whereas the symbol of the party is the hand with the rose - the symbol of the Socialist International.)

The flag is blue with the electoral symbol in the center.

Sources:
http://www.curentul.ro/arhive/2002/fotoarticole/art_27171
http://www.hotnews.ro/images/articole/img_1361.jpg
http://www.adevarulonline.ro/img/photoarchive/A5_act_cris_19iunie_7_(1455).jpg
http://www.adevarulonline.ro/img/photoarchive/psd_intrunire_021_4538.jpg
http://www.ziarul21.ro/upload/rte/32/psd.jpg
http://stiri.zoot.ro/data/images/2006/01/23/79974.jpg
http://www.curierulnational.ro/foto/409_29882.jpg
http://www.hotnews.ro/images/articole/img_home_4640.jpg
http://www.cadranpolitic.ro/imagini/nastase.jpg

Marcus E.V. Schmöger, 2 January 2007


Partidul Democraţiei Sociale din România

[Partidul Social Democrat] image by Marcus Schmöger, 13 January 2007

The main forerunner of the current PSD was the PDSR (Partidul Democraţiei Sociale din România = Party of Social Democracy in Romania).
This was founded in 1992 as FDSN (Frontul Democrat al Salvării Naţionale = Democratic National Salvation Front), being one of the factions of the then-ruling FSN (Frontul Salvării Naţionale = National Salvation Front) (the other became the PD). The FDSN changed its name to PDSR in 1993, and merged with the smaller PSDR to from the current PSD in 2001. It governed the country from 1992-1996 and from 2000-2004.

The symbol of the PDSR was very similar to the current PSD symbol, only the party abbreviation actually changed. So one might assume that the flag was corresponding. I have only one photograph that perhaps shows the PDSR flag, but not clearly [http://www.adevarulonline.ro/img/photoarchive/PDSR-birou-executiv-015.jpg]. This is a tentative reconstruction of the PDSR party flag.

Marcus Schmöger, 13 January 2007