Agrarian Party of Moldova
||Registration date: November 21, 1991|
Registration no.: 2
Re-registration date: February 4, 1999
Re-registration no.: 6
In April 1990, the parliamentary group "Countryside life", including 60 deputies founded the Agrarian Democratic Party of Moldova (ADPM). The ADPM was established on October 19, 1991 when the Congress adopted the program and bylaws and elected Dumitru Motpan as the party Chair.
On August 10, 1993 the parliamentary group "Countryside life" and several independent deputies accused the Peoples' Front of Moldova of incompetence, blamed them for the failure to ratify the economic section of the Treaty on Establishing CIS on August 4, 1993, and asked for early parliamentary elections. The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova declared early parliamentary elections for February 27, 1994.
On the eve of elections a great number of supporters joined ADPM, fact which secured the success registered by the party in elections. The party was cast 43.18% of the valid votes and got 54 out of 104 seats in Parliament. The party also secured the positions of Chair of Parliament, two Deputy Chairs and eight out of ten Commission Chairs. At the recommendation of the ADPM the Cabinet headed by Andrei Sangheli was approved.
After elections ADPM revised the political program of 1991, which was also at issue at the VI Party Congress. The latter was convened at the time Andrei Sangheli, designated by the Agrarian Party as a candidate in 1996 presidential elections lost the race.
The enrolling of Mircea Snegur in the party marked the ascension of the ADPM. Aware of the fact that Petru Lucinschi would be his major opponent in 1996 elections, in 1995 Mircea Snegur supported the protest rallies against the decision of the Ministry of Education to replace the course of History of Romanians with the History of Moldova. In April 1995, the President of the country set forth a legal initiative regarding the name of the state official language, which triggered a very "hostile" reaction of the parliamentary majority that resulted in Snegur's dissociation from ADPM. Once the President left, another 11 deputies (in fact 10, as deputy Marina Levitski later on returned back to ADPM) headed by Nicolae Andronic, Party Deputy Chair, left the Agrarian Party.
Given the crisis within the party, the II Extraordinary Congress of the Agrarian Democratic Party of Moldova was convened. The Congress approved the political program "Moldova on the eve of XXI century".
Agrarian Party's defeat in presidential elections led to a continuously diminishing authority of the party, fact that determined the resignation of Sangheli Government, and dissociation of another group of deputies, headed by Dumitru Diacov, Parliament Deputy Chair, from the party.
As a result ADPM engaged in the 1998 electoral race weakened, having lost many of its members and electorate, and unable to rebuild its shattered image. The results of 1998 parliamentary elections (the party failed to pass the 4% threshold of representation) marked the end of ADPM glory.
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