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Johannis: I do not exclude my candidacy to Presidency, but not now

The Mayor of Sibiu says that in the future he could be interested either in the seat of President or that of prime minister of Romania, ‘Cotidianul’ wrote in the edition of yesterday. “I am not tempted to candidate to presidency this year. In the long term, I don’t rule it out. Any candidacy is possible,” Klaus Johannis declared. If he candidates to Presidency or accepts the position of premier, Johannis says that he wants to remain politically independent.

“I don’t believe that I must choose a party. My success as a politician is due precisely to the fact that I do not belong to any political party. I feel neither the need nor the opportunity,” the mayor of Sibiu said. The relations of Johannis with Traian Basescu seem to have cooled off dramatically especially after 2007 – the year when Sibiu was the Cultural Capital of Europe. The Head of the State did not even go to take his title of honourary citizen of Sibiu, awarded already at the end of 2007. About the term of office of President Basescu he says that it was under the sign of the eternal dispute with Tariceanu, while about PDL that it is hostile to him.
However, Johannis says that the politician Basescu has not exhausted his resources, but avoids stressing whether he will support him in the electoral campaign. Moreover, he hints to the fact that his five-year mandate was enough in order to understand whether Traian Basescu is or not a good president for Romania and says that his involvement in the fight against the crisis will play a very important role at the presidential elections.

“The people expected someone to take up the reins and to rule. If the result is positive, the result for Traian Basescu will be that he is a hero. If the result is bad, then he risks very many votes,” Klaus Johannis stated.

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