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Partidul Național Liberal

[flag of Partidul Național Liberal] image by Ivan Sache, 26 November 2020

[flag of Partidul Național Liberal] image by Ivan Sache, 26 November 2020

Partidul Național Liberal (PNL - Liberal National Party) was established on 14 December 2006 and registered on 2 February 2007 as the legal successor of the party of the same name, originally established in 1993.
The re-established party was a splinter of Alianţa Moldova Noastrǎ (AMN).
PNL campaigns for the state union of Romania and Moldova.

The symbols of the PNL are prescribed in Article 2 of the party's Statutes.
"The emblem of the party is an arrow inscribed in a square, surmounting the abbreviation 'PNL'.
The colors of the party are blue and yellow.
The flag of the party is yellow, charged in the center with the emblem and the name, in full or abbreviated."
http://pnl.md/?page_id=1412

TThe flag used in demonstrations are inscribed either with the abbreviation surmounting the party's full name.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqJAK0ctqpl

The very same flag is used by the Romanian party of the same name.

Ivan Sache, 26 November 2020


Partidul Nostru (PN)

[flag of Partidul Nostru] image by Ivan Sache and Tomislav Todorović, 26 November 2020

Partidul Nostru (PN - Our Party) was established on 3 March 1994 as Partidul Ţărănesc Creştin Democrat din Moldova (PŢCDM - Christian Democratic Peasant Party of Moldova) and registered as a political party on 20 May 1999. The party was renamed to Partidul Popular Republican (PPR - Republican People's Party) on 28 May 2005, and to Partidul Nostru on 8 February 2015.

The emblem and flag of PN are prescribed in Article 1.9 of the party's Statutes adopted on 28 May 2005, as "a horizontal white and blue rectangle diagonally divided into two equal triangles. The diagonal starts from the lower left corner of the rectangle and ends in its upper right corner. The blue color covers the top of the rectangle and the white one the bottom. The word 'Partidul' is written in white on blue, and the word 'Nostru' is printed in blue on white."
http://www.e-democracy.md/files/parties/pn-statute-2015-ro.pdf

Oddly enough, the writing appears in small letters on the emblem but in Capital letters on most flags.

Photos
https://ru1.md/ro/blog/entry/nasha-partiya-oderzhala-ubeditelnuyu-pobedu-v-pyati-gorodah-moldovy
https://totul.md/news/nasha-partija-prodolzhit-protesty-protiv-vvedenija-smeshannoj-sistemy-vyborov/partiya-oderzhala-ubeditelnuyu-pobedu-v-pyati-gorodah-moldovy
https://www.ipn.md/ro/partidul-nostru-a-organizat-un-mars-pentru-alegeri-corecte-alegeri-2015-7965_1020718.html
http://today.md/2020/05/28/finul-de-cununie-al-lui-nicolae-tipovici-din-partidul-nostru-retinut-pentru-droguri-foto-video/
https://www.jurnal.md/ro/news/857517a3a20e799b/partidul-nostru-si-a-lansat-candidatii-la-functia-de-primari-si-consilieri-in-raionul-stefan-voda.html
Ivan Sache, 26 November 2020

[flag of Partidul Nostru] image by Ivan Sache and Tomislav Todorović, 26 November 2020

The flag is also used with Russian writing.

Photos
https://ru1.md/ro/blog/entry/nasha-
https://aif.md/renato-usatyj-nasha-partiya-sdelaet-vse-dlya-uluchsheniya-otnoshenij-moldovy-s-rossiej/
Ivan Sache, 26 November 2020

[flag of Partidul Nostru] image by Ivan Sache and Tomislav Todorović, 26 November 2020

A flag with the writing in lower case letters was used during the party's 5th Congress (2017).
Photo
https://stiri24.md/partidul-politic-partidul-nostru-a-organizat-al-v-lea-congres/
Ivan Sache, 26 November 2020


Partidul Popular Creştin Democrat (PPCD)

[flag of Partidul Popular Creştin Democrat (PPCD)] image by Ivan Sache and Tomislav Todorović, 27 November 2020

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, July 2008

The emblem of PPCD is prescribed in Article 5 of the party's Statutes adopted during its 8th Congress, held on 16 May 2004.

"The emblem is composed of a blue heart inscribing the effigy of ruler Stephen the Great and Holy raising the Holy Cross as a sign of blessing, surrounded by a crown of 12 golden stars, which emphasizes the PPCD membership in the Christian Democratic International."
http://www.e-democracy.md/files/parties/ppcd-statute-2004-ro.pdf

Stephen III, Voivode of Moldavia from 1457 to 1504, considered as a national hero both in Moldova and Romania, was canonized in 1992 by the Romanian Orthodox Church. After he had defeated a big Ottoman army near Vaslui in 1475, Stephen was awarded the title of "Athleta Christi" (Champion of Christ) / "verus christianae fidei athleta" (the true champion of the Christian faith) by Pope Sixtus IV.
The effigy on the emblem of the PPCD appears to have been designed after the statue of the ruler erected in Great National Assembly Square, Chișinău. Designed in 1923 by architect Alexandru Plămădeală (1888-1940) and inaugurated in 1928, the monument was relocated to different places, until eventually brought back to its original location in August 1989.

Photo
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chisinau_Stefan_cel_Mare_monument.jpg
Ivan Sache, 27 November 2020


Partidul Popular din Republica Moldova (PPRM)

[flag of Partidul Popular din Republica Moldova] image by Ivan Sache, 26 November 2020

Partidul Popular din Republica Moldova (PPRM - People's Party of the Republic of Moldova) was established in 15 April 2011 and registered on 18 April 2011. Alesandru Oleinic succeeded on 17 November 2012 Ian Lisnevschi as the party's president.

The flag is purple with the party's emblem, which uses the party's shorter name, Partidul Popular din Moldova

Photos
https://primelestiri.md/partidul-popular-sustine-mitingul-din-noiembrie---3442.html
https://www.ipn.md/ro/pprm-propune-solutii-pentru-sustinerea-producatorilor-autohtoni-7965_1016772.html#!
http://www.pprm.md/index.php?view=articles&id=314
http://www.pprm.md/index.php?view=articles&id=3125
http://www.pprm.md/index.php?view=articles&id=2879
http://politik.md/articles/politic/partidul-popular-din-r-moldova-vine-cu-un-apel-catre-fortele-extraparlamentare-in-contextul-prezidentialelor/37295/

This is indeed the party's former emblem. The new emblem does not seem to be used yet on flags.

TThe present-day emblem is prescribed in Article 1.10 of the party's Statutes adopted during its 4th Congress, held on 21 March 2015, as "a white square inscribing an apple outlined in purple, with orange leaf and tail. Beneath the apple, the party's name, 'Partidul Popular din Republica Moldova' is written on three rows in purple and orange letters."
https://www.pprm.md/index.php?view=page&id=20
Party websitebr
TThe former emblem was prescribed in Article 1.10 of the party's Statutes adopted during its 3rd Congress, held on 24 May 2014, as "a square inscribing 'Partidul Popular din Moldova' in capital letters."
http://www.e-democracy.md/files/parties/pprm-statute-2014-ro.pdf
Ivan Sache, 26 November 2020


Partidul Popular Republican (PPR)

The "artidul 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 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


Partidul Socialiştilor din Republica Moldova (PSRM)

[flag of Partidul Socialiştilor din Republica Moldova] image by Tomislav Todorović, 27 November 2020
derived from SVG image from Wikimedia Commons

Partidul Socialiştilor din Republica Moldova (PSRM - Party of the Socialists of the Republic of Moldova) was established on 29 June 1997 by former members of Partidului Socialist din Moldova and registered on 26 February 1999. From 2005 to 2011, the party was renamed to Partidul Socialiştilor din Moldova "Patria-Rodina" (PSMPR).
The PSRM was presided from 2011 to 2016 by Igor Dodon (b. 1975), President of the Republic from 2016 to 2020.

The emblem of the PSRM is prescribed in Article 2.10 of the party's Statutes.
"The political party, emphasizing its aspiration to achieve unity, harmony and stability in society based on patriotism, uses a symbol in the form of a five-pointed faceted star."
http://www.e-democracy.md/files/parties/psrm-statute-2013-ro.pdf

The flag of the PSRM is red with the party emblem surmounting the party's short name, "PARTIDUL SOCIALIŞTILOR", written in white letters.
Ivan Sache, 26 November 2020

[flag of Partidul Socialiştilor din Republica Moldova] image by Tomislav Todorović  27 November 2020
derived from SVG image from Wikimedia Commons

The flag is also used with the Russian version of the party's name, "ПАРТИЯ СОЦИАЛИСТОВ".

Photos
https://moldova.europalibera.org/a/mars-socialist-de-1-mai-la-chisinau-alla-ceapai/28461817.html
https://aif.md/bolee-20-tysjach-chelovek-prinjali-uchastie-v-marshah-i-mitingah-v-podderzhku-prezidenta-foto-video/
Ivan Sache, 26 November 2020

Another photo:
https://www.facebook.com/socialistii.moldova/photos/a.184857241605607/2224160501008594/?type=3
Tomislav Todorovic, 27 November 2020

[flag of Partidul Socialiştilor din Republica Moldova] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 27 November 2020
derived from SVG image from Wikimedia Commons

The flag version also exists with the full name of the party,
"PARTIDUL SOCIALIŞTILOR DIN REPUBLICA MOLDOVA", which may be written
in Russian as well, "ПАРТИЯ СОЦИАЛИСТОВ РЕСПУБЛИКИ МОЛДОВА".

[flag of Partidul Socialiştilor din Republica Moldova] image by Tomislav Todorovic, 27 November 2020
derived from SVG image from Wikimedia Commons

Photos:
https://adevarul.ro/moldova/politica/inspectie-financiara-partidul-socialistilor-republica-moldova-1_53d9f32d0d133766a8e3acb6/index.html
https://www.facebook.com/socialistii.moldova/photos/a.184857241605607/639155832842410/?type=3
https://www.facebook.com/socialistii.moldova/photos/a.184857241605607/639155829509077/?type=3
https://www.facebook.com/socialistii.moldova/photos/a.184857241605607/715017078589618/?type=3
https://www.facebook.com/socialistii.moldova/photos/a.184857241605607/718488871575772/?type=3
https://www.facebook.com/socialistii.moldova/photos/a.184857241605607/715017091922950/?type=3
https://www.facebook.com/socialistii.moldova/photos/a.184857241605607/715016541923005/?type=3
Tomislav Todorovic, 27 November 2020


Partidul Unităţii Naţionale (PUN)

[flag of Partidul Unităţii Naţionale] image by Ivan Sache, 26 November 2020

Partidul Unităţii Naţionale (PUN - Party of National Unity) was established on 14 February 2016 as Partidul Dreapta (PD - The Right Party) and registered as a political party on 28 March 2016. The party's current name was adopted during its Extraordinary Congress held on 11 June 2017.

The emblem of PUN is prescribed in Article 1.12 of the party's Statutes, last amended on 7 December 2019, as composed of "a circle inscribing the abbreviation of the party's name as the initials 'PUN' on white on a Burgundy background and of the writing 'Partidul Unităţii Naţionale'."

https://fr.scribd.com/document/442406212/Statutul-PUN
Ivan Sache, 26 November 2020


Pro Moldova

[flag of Pro Moldova] image by Ivan Sache, 26 November 2020

Pro Moldova was registered on 22 June 2020 as a center-right political party, succeeding the parliamentary group of the same name established on 20 February 2020 by six deputies of the Democratic Party of Moldova.

The party is led by Andrian Candu (b. 1975), President of the Parliament from 2015 to 2019 and Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economy from 2014 to 2015.
Following further rallying, Pro Moldova holds now 14 out of the 101 seats of the Parliament.

The flag of Pro Moldova is white with the party's emblem.

Photos
https://pro-moldova.eu/activitate/interviu-cum-ar-putea-arata-viitorul-guvern-al-r.-moldova.-andrian-candu:-prea-multe-marionete-si-figuri-de-umplutura-sunt-astazi-la-putere!
https://breakingnews.md/pldm-emisari-de-la-pro-moldova-de-la-partidul-lui-sor-dar-si-de-la-ceilalti-umbla-pe-la-alesii-locali-cu-propuneri-tentante-de-colaborare/
http://eadaily.com:8080/ru/news/2020/05/27/lider-pro-moldova-uehal-ot-pravosudiya-i-koronavirusa-v-chehiyu
https://newsmaker.md/ro/pro-moldova-propune-amnistia-persoanelor-care-au-primit-amenzi-in-perioada-starii-de-urgenta-acestia-vor-inregistra-un-proiect-de-lege/
https://tv8.md/2020/06/22/partidul-politic-pro-moldova-inregistrat-oficial-candu-pro-moldova-isi-va-incepe-activitatea-politica/
http://today.md/2020/06/19/oligarhul-plahotniuc-a-investit-in-proiectul-pro-moldova-aproape-350-de-milioane-de-lei/
Ivan Sache, 26 November 2020


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