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March 30, 2023

Mircea Geoana, PSD’s Presidential candidate

PSD President Mircea Geoana has stated yesterday that he is preparing to run in the Presidential elections.

During yesterday’s meeting of the party’s Executive Committee it was decided that the party’s president will run in the Presidential elections. ‘The National Executive Committee has voted in favour of recommending the party president to run for the important office of Romanian President. We will next schedule a National Council during which we can file this proposal to the party Congress,’ Geoana stated.

Geoana is convinced that he will win the elections and is already thinking about who will replace him at the helm of the PSD.

‘I will win and we will see who we’ll place at the helm of the party,’ Geoana stated. The official announcement regarding Geoana’s candidature will be made during the next PSD congress.

The list presented by Geoana is nevertheless incomplete, leaving the holder of the eighth place on the list, the one earmarked for the PC, unannounced.

PSD National Permanent Bureau (BPN) has set yesterday the first 15 candidates on its list for the European Parliament elections. Adrian Severin tops the list, being followed by Rovana Plumb and Ioan Mircea Pascu, while the Conservative Party’s candidate is eight on the list.

The PSD Permanent National Bureau has met ahead of the Executive Committee meeting, setting the first 15 candidates on the party’s list for European Parliament elections.

The first 15 positions, of which 12 are eligible, are the following: 1. Adrian Severin; 2. Rovana Plumb; 3. Ioan Mircea Pascu; 4. Adriana Ticau; 5. Daciana Sarbu; 6. Corina Cretu; 7. Victor Bostinaru; 8. PC’s candidate; 9. Catalin Ivan (TSD); 10. Ioan Enciu; 11. Viorica Dancila; 12. Minodora Cliveti; 13. Aristide Roibu; 14. Marian Dragomir; 15. Marius Oprescu. Sorin Antochi allegedly holds the 16th position.

Officially Mircea Geoana explained that the nomination for the eighth place on the list is a decision that has to be taken by the PC leaders. The 10th place has not been announced either, but the nomination has to be made by the party’s Bucharest branch. Ioan Enciu will most likely hold that place. Geoana claimed that the two positions will be filled-in and publicly announced in 48 hours at most.

The representative that should have been proposed by CNSLR Fratia is missing from the list set by the PSD leaders. CNSLR should have benefited from an eligible position on the list, as per the agreement it had signed with PSD.

The list set by the PSD’s BPN will next be debated and voted during the Central Executive Committee meeting. PC President Daniela Popa is competing against Codrut Seres, PC’s secretary general, over the single position reserved for the PC on the PSD-PC Alliance’s list for the EP elections. Popa, enjoying Mircea Geoana’s backing, has the highest chances, while Seres is backed by Dan Voiculescu.

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