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January 19, 2022

Maria Petre quits PD-L, runs for EP as independent

One of Romania’s oldest Euro-Deputies, Maria Petre, withdrew from the Democrat Liberal Party’s lists, resigned from the party and will run as an independent for a new term in the European Parliament. Realitatea TV said the PD-L Euro-Deputy is unhappy with the fact she was placed on an ineligible position on the party lists. “I am rather upset that I was placed in this situation, I’ve been a member of the party (e.n. Democrat Party) for 20 years and I never because thought I’d have to leave it, but it’s not my choice, it’s the party’s choice. I was on the 30th position. And that position had nothing to do with my work, with my career in the European Parliament, with my work within the PD-L,” Petre said. She added that she was placed in the second half of the list of candidates based on a calculus that took into consideration the results obtained by PD-L Ialomita, in which she is a member, in the previous elections. The calculation did not take into consideration the results of her work as an observer and then member of the European Parliament. Petre however did not rule out the possibility of returning into the party if she wins a new MEP term.

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