Which political party has got the highest amount of state subsidies in August?
The political parties in Romania have received RON 20 million state subsidies this month, according to data provided by the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP). The Social Democratic Party (PSD) has got more than a half of this sum of RON 20 M (around EUR 4.2 M).
So, ruling PSD has got more than RON 11 million granted as party state subsidy in August.
National Liberal Party (PNL) has got RON 5.1 M, USR-RON 1.5 M. ALDE has got RON 1.1 M, while RON 726,973 went to the People’s Movement Party (PMP-the party of former president Traian Basescu).
Party subsidies or public funding of political parties are subsidies paid by the government directly to a political party to fund some or all of its political activities. Most democracies (in one way or the other) provide cash grants (state aid) from taxpayers’ money, the general revenue fund, for party activity.