The much-heralded unification of the right does not seem to have many chances of success now, as the leaders of PDL and those of the new right-wing organisations are skeptical about it.
The vice-president of the People Movement’s Party, Teodor Baconschi, who left the Democratic Liberal Party last year, lashed out at acting PDL leader Vasile Blaga. In an interview with ‘Evenimentului zilei,’ Baconschi said that Blaga does not think about the welfare of his party or of the Right. “Mr. Blaga runs PDL to the market, like a personal business, beyond doctrines, principles, values or national interest,” Baconschi stated. He added that the distance taken by Blaga from President Basescu is nothing new, and this is why he is loved by USL. “Traian Basescu is the only politician that has not lost any battle so far. Show me a professional boxer who ends his career in the ring without any defeat,” said the PMP vice-president. Referring to the presidential candidacy of Catalin Predoiu, Baconschi mentioned that if Predoiu “connected himself to Traian Basescu he could have been a perfectly valid politician.” Baconschi however sees as possible a collaboration with PDL, but not with the people surrounding Blaga. “With the others, if they succeed to provoke a necessary and indispensible change for the survival of PDL, then we will certainly be partners in this big project,” said the former minister of Foreign Affairs, who seems closer to the Civic Force led by Mihai Razvan Ungureanu, with whom he already started negotiations in view of an alliance. “The right must be unified, but also renovated. And, from this point of view, PMP and the Civic Force are compatible. They have the same DNA,” Baconschi believes.
On the other side of the barricade, in the PDL camp, the opinions about the coagulation of the right are equally skeptic. PDL deputy Elena Udrea considers that the discussion about the unification of the right “comes a little late,” as she does not know “who is really interested by this project,” as long as it was already postponed until after the European elections.
“ (…) I believe that now, really, honestly, not many people are truly interested in the existence of this unification. I believe from my point of view and I am relatively disappointed with everything that happens, because the dice were cast,” Udrea said yesterday on RFI. Asked if there is the risk for PDL to remain outside the right unification project, Elena Udrea answered: “Yes, I think it is not good for PDL in the perception of right-wing electorate, because it will become evident that the party rejects this project.