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Vasile Blaga takes over the PDL leadership

Vasile Blaga calls for unity the right wing around PDL. Cezar Preda, Preda Cristian Mihai Stănişoară and Dorin Florea were elected as prime vice-presidents.

Vasile Blaga takes over the PDL leadership

Articol de Florin Matei, 02 Iulie 2012, 10:02

Vasile Blaga was elected President of the PDL with 1193 votes and 28 against.

In his new capacity, Vasile Blaga addressed again appeal to the Romanian right wing around PDL.

"We are going to add our history, all that is necessary for a Democratic Liberal Party of the year 2012, a PDL leader , a PDL catalyst.

"A party that is capable of animate and inspire political forces of right wing and energies of the Romanian society, said Vasile Blaga.

Victor Ponta PSD President congratulated on Vasile Blaga and said he hopes that together they can normalize the relationship between the Government and the opposition "for the purposes of civilizing and democratic rules compliance ," notes Mediafax.

Cezar Preda, Cristian Dan Preda, Mihai Stănişoară and Dorin Florea were elected on the four functions of the Prime Vice-Presidents PDL.

For the positions of Prime Vice Presidents also applied for Teodor Baconschi and Theodor Paleologu.

Cezar Preda received the most votes, 927. This was followed by Dorin Florea-881 votes, Cristian Preda-872 votes and Mihai Stănişoară-751 votes.

Gheorghe Flutur was elected General Secretary .

Daniel Buda was elected Chairman of Ethics, Litigation and Integrity with 788 votes "for" and Gheorghe Albu was validated for the position of Chairman of the Commission and Revision and Control with 1134 votes "for" and 46 votes " against".

Resolution "for the strengthening of democratic values"

PDL National Convention adopted on the proposal of Vasile Blaga, a resolution on which party is calling on all "pro-democratic forces in Romania must be prepared for the onslaught against the legality and the rule of law released by the Government led by Prime Minister USL Victor Ponta."

In the document read by Vasile Blaga, after being elected President of the PDL, there are mentioned "the unprecedented series of abuses against State institutions"; the fact that "for the first time in 22 years of democracy Prime Minister of the Government refused to abide by a decision of the Constitutional Court"; "repeated initiatives to amend the laws for their transformation from public interest norms into instruments to serve persons or parties".

According to the document, the PDL considers absolutely necessary to have a partnership with civil society to preserve and strengthen democratic values and state institutions, built over the past 22 years.

Blaga said that this resolution will be with PDL motion " For a fair society" the political programme of the party.

In Vasile Blaga’s team "I was expecting to come the winners."

Vice-president PDL Elena Udrea was surprised that in Vasile Blaga’s team are also contenders that have been losers in local elections.

"I expect that in Vasile Blaga’s team to come winners , to come those who have obtained votes in the local elections, those who are likely to be voted for the autumn", she claimed.

Elena Udrea has shown that it is important for the credibility of this team to be made up of people who have demonstrated that they are supported by the electorate.

"When you lose miserably with 8 percent and you think that you can be in the leadership of the PDL, I wonder how this will be seen from outside of the party ," she said.

Translated by
Denisse-Meda Bucura
MTTLC, Bucharest University

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