Antonescu: If we get under 20 pc, I shall resign from office, but not to be re-elected


National Liberal Party (PNL) Chairman Crin Antonescu, in Brasov on Saturday, said that in case the Liberals obtained under 20 percent in the European elections he would resign from office, underscoring that, unlike former Liberal leader Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, who ‘became a butler in Sarbu House,’ he, personally, assumed the result of the election battles. ‘PNL established an objective target of 25 percent in these elections (…) in the hypothesis that has circulated – which I do not even take into account – that we would obtain under 20 percent, I shall resign from the Chairman office. I shall resign for good, not to be re-elected (…),’ the Liberals’ leader said. In Antonescu’s opinion, Tariceanu ‘is in politics, but does not make politics,’ choosing to become ‘a butler in Sarbu House,’ from party chairman (e.n. he is referring to Ilie Sarbu, PSD senators’ leader and Victor Ponta’s father-in-law).
The PNL chairman wanted to tell the present local elected at Brasov that the liberals must avoid those “who come by ship and leave by boat,” saying that PNL must have their own means of transportation, even “by foot”  like the apostles.
Antonescu criticized the way that banners with the message “USL is living” were posted when the PSD-UNPR-PC candidates for the European Parliament were presented, saying that he hopes this will not be the programme the social-democrats will sustain in the European Parliament. “It is, in my opinion, a new attempt to scam people. … When you do not have the ability and desire to respect the commitments you took, and I mean PSD, you start to scam people with names, mottos and illusions,” said Antonescu. As a reply, PSD vice-chairman Lia Olguta Vasilescu claims PNL chairman is “funny” when he accuses PSD of stealing USL image, as the liberal left the Union, adding Antonescu looks like to “a woman that leaves her house and family for a sailor at the Dead Sea.”

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