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Robert Ștefănescu is a Carpather politician and the current Prime Minister of Carpathia. A member of the Liberal Party of Carpathia, he leads a coalition cabinet formed along with the Social Democratic Party. He assumed the position on 30 December 2015, the day the Regional Parliament of Carpathia first convened.
30 December 2015
|Political party||Liberal Party of Carpathia|
Ștefănescu's interest in micronationalism and politics began in his teenage years, entering the micronational community in 2013 as Sigmund Schmidt, in the Federal Republic of South-Eastern Carpathians. He has held political positions in micronations such as Carpathia and Ashukovo and was the Secretary-General of the Social Democratic Party of Ashukovo in 2014.
Robert Ștefănescu has long described himself as a social liberal. A critical of the National Liberal Party of Romania, he has proposed policies such a marginal flat tax as a stepping stone to progressive taxes, and has described the aforementioned party as "betraying the true values of liberalism, by joining the European People's Party". Ștefănescu is a cultural liberal too, and strongly supports civil liberties, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, LGBT rights and abortion rights. He is currently a member of the Liberal Party of Carpathia.
He is also a republican, opposing any attempts to change Romania's form of government, as well as an opponent to the proposed reunification between Romania and Moldova.