The president of the Conservative Party (PC), Dan Constantin said last week that his party was “independent” and would run on its own in the 2012 elections. “I want to make this clear: PC is an independent party, which will be running on its own lists in the 2012 elections. We are a fair party, we are engaged and wish to pursue an institutional dialogue with PSD and the National Liberal Party (PNL), but as equal partners, not as subordinates. We have our own party line, we are Social-Liberals and proud to be so. It is time for a new generation of politicians to govern this country, alongside the Romanian people and in their interest,” the Conservative leader stated. He also took the occasion to announce that PC will bring up its own candidates in the local elections, in Bucharest, both for the district mayor’s offices and for Bucharest City Hall, warning Marian Vanghelie that he would face a strong opponent from the Conservative camp. In the PC Bucharest meeting, the mayor of District 4, Cristian Popescu-Piedone, was re-elected as president of the local organization. Popescu-Piedone stated he would not run for City Hall, as he is eyeing another term as District 4 mayor.