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Preda denies presidential bid, for now

MEP Cristian Preda (PDL) says he is honoured that Traian Basescu has again nominated him in the category of suitable presidential candidates, but that, at this point, he has not the ambition to take up such a responsibility. ‘As this is the second time that the president mentions me as someone who could run for president, I feel obliged to thank him publicly for his confidence. I will also say that, at this point, I have no such ambition. I think it is important to clarify this because, in order for someone to stand for election as president, he or she needs to have a project and the ambition to take on a responsibility like that, as Traian Basescu was saying’, Preda states on his blog. President Traian Basescu said on ProTV, on Saturday, that Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi could be a candidate for president, but he also suggested other people such as Cristian Preda or Liviu Negoita.

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