Interior Minister Traian Igas said yesterday that administrative-territorial reorganisation should happen this year, in order to be implemented before next summer’s local elections. The minister made the comments when asked whether reorganisation should be enforced after the 2012 elections, according to Mediafax. Earlier yesterday, Democrat Liberal Deputy Sulfina Barbu said it would be good if the territorial reform process could be completed by 2012 elections, but underlined that “several steps are mandatory” in this process. Barbu made the comments when she was asked to explain statements she made last week, that reorganisation would be finalised after the local elections next year. “I didn’t say that this should happen after the 2012 elections, but I explained that some stages should happen this autumn: decentralisation, restructuring of services and transfer of duties to local authorities. If this can happen until the 2012 elections, very well,” she said.