PNL President Crin Antonescu asked those that back the restoration of the Justice and Truth Alliance (D.A. alliance – editor’s note) to put a stop to this “embarrassing” initiative. “How is it possible to tell these men – Basescu, Boc, Voinescu – one million times “you’ve arrested us, you’ve insulted us, you’ve told dirty jokes about us, you’ve called us this and that, you’ve told us we ruined the country; we have nothing to talk about, our paths diverge,” how is it possible for them to swear at us today and then to come yelping at our door saying how good the PNL is, how they would form an alliance with PNL if only it weren’t for that bastard Antonescu. It’s embarrassing, it’s a question of honour,” Antonescu stated on Antena 3.
In his opinion, the persons that “comment on issues of national interest from somewhere in the Opposition” also show “lack of honor.” The PNL leader also claims that one can find within PNL some persons “without honour” willing to accept a rapprochement with PDL but they will not amount to the whole party. In his opinion, things are simple: “those who made a mistaken should go to jail; those who didn’t should come to the Opposition.”
PDL spokesperson Sever Voinescu stated a week ago that he remains a supporter of the D.A. Alliance, an alliance that should be restored. Later on Traian Basescu stated that he would prefer a PDL-PNL-UDMR ruling coalition in 2012.
On the other hand, Labour Minister Sebastian Lazaroiu recently stated that USL will not manage to win more than 50 per cent of the votes in 2012, that being “a mission impossible” given the current political configuration, and expressed his doubt that the USL alliance will survive four more years in Opposition.