The minister of Development, Elena Udrea, was appointed, on Monday, by the National Standing Bureau (BPN) of the Democratic Liberal Party (PDL), interim president of the party’s Bucharest organization. The deputy president of PDL Gheorghe Flutur stated that the decision was made following Liviu Negoita’s announcement that he would no longer run for the presidency of the party’s Bucharest branch. The candidates for the office of interim president of PDL Bucharest, in Negoita’s stead, were Elena Udrea and the deputy Costica Canacheu. According to Flutur, in the National Standing Bureau, Udrea obtained ten votes, Canache collected three, and six votes were annulled. In yesterday’s Standing Bureau, the secretary general Vasile Blaga and the deputy president Gheorghe Flutur were appointed to coordinate preparations for the 2012 local elections. Flutur stated that he intended to call a Board Meeting in the first half of August. The deputy president added that, in the same interval, the Democrat-Liberal MPs may meet with the government team and the party leaders, to discuss preparations for the Parliament’s autumn session and legislative priorities. Flutur further stated, after the party’s BPN meeting, that PDL MPs are working on economic proposals during the Parliament vacation and that they are meeting, on a weekly basis, to discuss economic recovery measures.