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Abstract

Moods of the times or various passing prophecies have often deemed Eastern Europe’s social democratic family as sometimes dying, sometimes in crisis, and sometimes booming. Mutatis mutandis, this was also the case with the Romanian social democracy. During the 23 years of post-communism, Romanian social democracy was out of office for only three of them (2005–8). Though it was so persistently in government, it was regularly accompanied by obituary notices (each electoral defeat was allegedly to announce its certain demise) in a context of internal turmoil, high turnover of the ruling elites, party-splits and mergers. To understand this better, history is our guide to identify the main cycles in the construction of the post-1989 Romanian social democratic family.

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Presidential Election Liberal Democratic Party Party Leadership Social Democracy Parliamentary Election 
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