The PSD still tops the polls on 26% but has seen a fall in support and could see the number of seats drop from 13 to 11.  Former MEP Rovana Plumb will head the list, with a number of sitting MEPs due to return.

The Social Democrats (PSD) managed to win half of the seats in 2014 , including the current Prime Minister Viorica Dancila,  Commissioner for Regional Development Corina Cretu and Minister for European Affairs Victor Negrescu. The PSD list  for 2019 will most probably include a lot of new names, given that certain MEPs such as Catalin Ivan and Sorin Moisa (who resigned) have criticized the party`s leadership and other MEP`s are seen as too close to former Prime Minister Victor Ponta.

Claudiu Ciprian TĂNĂSESCU (S&D, RO) will run in the European elections with Gabriel OPREA’s National Union for the Progress of Romania.

Daciana Sarbu MEP resigned in July due to opposition to the party line on article 7 against Poland. If she runs again she is likely to run as an independent or under the banner of former PM Victor Ponta’s new party, the Pro Romania party (he is her husband). Ponta has accused his former Socialist colleagues of “guilty silence” over corruption scandals and he positions ProRomania as a pro-European party. It received a boost when Commissioner Corina Cretu announced that she will stand on his list. This was no surprise given the troubled relationship between the PSD leadership and Cretu.


Rovana Plumb – former MEP
Carmen Avram
Claudiu Manda MP
Cristian Terhes
Dan Nica MEP
Maria Grapini  MEP
Tudor Ciuhodaru
Dragoş Benea
Victor Negrescu
Andi Cristea  MEP
Natalia Intotero
Gabriela Zoană MEP
Bianca Gavriliţă
Emilian Pavel  MEP
Doina Pană
Crina Fiorela Chilat
Bălănică Mariana
Răzvan Popa  MEP
Luminiţa Jivan
Păvelescu Alin
Augustin Ioan
Cătălin Grigore
Paţurcă Roxana
Oana Florea
Pui Dragoş Cristian
Macaveiu Mihai Ion
Liviu Brăiloiu
Florin Manole
Ion Voinea
Horia Grama
Alexandru Popa


Current MEPs  Victor Boștinariu, Claudia Tapardel and Ioan Mircea Pașcu don’t appear on the list