Executive secretary of the Democratic Liberal Party (PDL), Elena Udrea, stated, on Thursday, that it was just a rumour she may take over at the helm of the party’s Bucharest organization, arguing the matter hadn’t been addressed by the party’s board, Mediafax informs. When asked whether she would wish to take the position, Udrea replied: “There’s no such issue at the moment”. Udrea added that, if the Executive decided that the ministry under her command should make state secretaries redundant, she would apply the measure.The minister of Regional Development, Elena Udrea, also stated, in an interview to “Romania Libera”, that the head of state had asked the PDL leaders, in Snagov, to choose between the government and the party offices, and asked the MPs not to stand in his way in applying the austerity measures, as he wants a Government that can take the country out of recession. Thus, Democrat-Liberals can choose to be in the opposition if they cannot or will not support the austerity measures. “The president said, in Snagov, that we should no longer occupy two positions: in the Government and in the party, thinking that, if we can’t get away with one, will get away with the other. Each must play his part: some at the forefront of the party, others in the government. The president’s recommendations have to do with the opportunity he now has to apply the reforms which he mentioned, now that he has a Government which may act as his partner,” Udrea stated, quoted by Romania Libera.