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The Democratic-Liberal leader answers PM Ponta: he is dead, and USL, not PDL.
PDL President Vasile Blaga said yesterday that he proposes the National Convention of PDL to be held on March 23 and announced that he will run for party president.
Blaga said that BPN of PDL decided to call on February 22, at 2.00 PM, a meeting of the National Steering Board that will set the agenda of the National Coordination Council of February 23. The PDL leader mentioned that, upon his proposal, the Bureau agreed with unanimity to propose the date of March 23 for the National Convention of the Party. He said that this way all statutory provisions will be respected, so there is no complaint, although “some want a convention tomorrow” and others want it postponed indefinitely.
“I will run in the National Convention of the party and I believe that March 23, if this will be date of the Convention, is an important moment for the party life. Eventually, we must move from the period of party crisis to what means the true reconstruction of the party,” Blaga stated. He added that he kept the party united in the most difficult moments, even though he sometimes was too lenient. The MP added that PDL is the only political force that can act as a catalyst for center-right forces and assumes the participation in the governance as of 2016 and the nomination of a “serious, strong” candidate in the presidential elections of next year.
He added that, for now, he does not plan to run for president of Romania, saying: “Everything in its time.” Asked about the team he will assemble when he will run in the National Convention, Blaga said that, from a strictly personal point of view, he considers that nominating the team is not the best thing possible.
Blaga said Monday that he noticed that the premier is very upset because the opposition challenged the budget for 2013 at the CC. “I want to tell Mr. Ponta that he and USL are dead ever since October, when he should have come with the state budget in Parliament,” Vasile Blaga stated after the BPN meeting. The statement comes after Premier Victor Ponta yesterday said that “the dead PDL” attacked the budget at the Constitutional Court to show that it still “breathes,” appreciating that Romanians are not interested by the contest about “who is more alive, Vasile Blaga or Elena Udrea, because they are both dead.”
PDL on Friday challenged the Law of the budget at the Constitutional Court.”