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August 12, 2022

EBA inflames spirits in PDL

Elena Basescu’s independent candidacy in the European parliamentary election inflames spirits in PDL after Tourism Minister Elena Udrea had announced that, in the election on June 7, she would give her vote to the president’s youngest daughter. ‘I will vote for Elena Basescu’, said Udrea, arguing that, indirectly, she would be still voting for PDL because the president’s daughter would return to the party after the election. She admitted that Elena Basescu would get votes from the PDL traditional voters as well as from President Traian Basescu’s voters, but said that those two segments ‘would be small ones’. ‘Most of Elena’s votes will come from her own voters, from the non-conformist young people who refuse to enter frames and boxes as I have’, said the minister. Elena Udrea’s announcement displeased her party colleagues. PDL Prime Vice-President Theodor Stolojan refused to comment on the decision of the Tourism Minister to vote for Elena Basescu and not for her party in the European parliamentary election, and Vice-President Gheorghe Flutur noted that Udrea’s position was not shared by the party. Flutur, however, claims that the members of the National Standing Bureau who had their weekly meeting yesterday did not address the subject.

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