Romanian National Unity Party
The Romanian National Unity Party (Partidul Unităţii Naţionale a Românilor, PUNR) was a political party
Political party
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 in Romania
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 between 1990 and 2006.

PUNR was the first nationalist party in post-Communist Romania, created in 1990.

Gheorghe Funar
Gheorghe Funar
Gheorghe Funar is a nationalist Romanian politician, who rose to fame as mayor of Cluj-Napoca between 1992 and 2004-Biography:...

 emerged as its leader. He would soon become mayor of Cluj-Napoca
Cluj-Napoca , commonly known as Cluj, is the fourth most populous city in Romania and the seat of Cluj County in the northwestern part of the country. Geographically, it is roughly equidistant from Bucharest , Budapest and Belgrade...

. In that office, he would promote Romanian national symbols, especially the blue, yellow and red flag
Flag of Romania
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, throughout the city. However, Funar later joined the other nationalist party, PRM
Greater Romania Party
The Greater Romania Party is a Romanian radical right-wing, ultra-nationalist political party, led by Corneliu Vadim Tudor. The party is sometimes referred to in English as the Great Romania Party....

, as General Secretary; this caused a sharp drop in PUNR's popularity, and left it without representation in Parliament
Parliament of Romania
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 from 1996.

Its last leader was former General Mircea Chelaru
Mircea Chelaru
Mircea Chelaru was a Romanian general and the last leader of the Romanian National Unity Party after Gheorghe Funar resigned as leader.After the PUNR was absorbed by the PC , Chelaru stepped down from his position.-External links:...

, who did not possess the charisma that Funar had.

On 12 February 2006, the PUNR was absorbed into the Conservative Party
Conservative Party (Romania)
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