Election authority: Parties, independent candidates get close to 8 M lei in electoral campaign donations
The overall value of the donations received and declared by the political parties, political and pre-election alliances and the independent candidates in the electoral campaign for the president of Romania stood at 7,581,405 lei as of Oct. 30, the Permanent Electoral Authority said in a release to AGERPRES on Friday. (1 euro=4.4 lei)
The largest amount was got by the Christian Liberal Alliance (ACL) at 2,844,733 lei; ranking next is the Electoral Alliance of the Social Democrats, the National Union for the Progress of Romania and the Conservatives (PSD-UNPR-PC) at 2,717,769 lei, the People's Movement Party (PM) — 810,050 lei, the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) — 67.302 lei, the People's Party — Dan Diaconescu (PP-DD) — 16,602 lei, The Hungarian People's Party of Transylvania (PPMT) — 19,800 lei and the Greater Romania Party (PRM) — 1,393 lei.
Overall, the Romanian political parties received 6,477,649 lei worth of donations.
As for the independent candidates, the highest donation was got by Calin Popescu — Tariceanu — 646,491 lei, then by Monica Macovei — 283,766 lei, Teodor Melescanu — 164,900 lei and Gheorghe Funar — 8,600 lei.
The independent candidates got total declared donations of 1,103,757 lei.