Disputes between women politicians

PM Boc’s advisor Andreea Vass claims that Education Minister Funeriu is a Minister “of iron.” Democrat-Liberal MP Sulfina Barbu: two options on modifying legislation in order to merge elections. Elena Udrea: the citizen’s vote is essential.

By    Adriana Vaida

While heavy fighting seems to be taking place within the Democrat-Liberal party over the leadership of its women’s organization, disputes between women politicians are becoming increasingly fierce on the political stage in general.

In an interview for ‘Adevarul’ daily, Andreea Vass (photo) claims PDL’s Women’s Orga­nization (OFPDL) has to be significantly strengthened and she can be the one that brings the freshness needed at this moment. “My main goal is for the women’s organization to give PDL the edge over the rest of the parties in the 2012 elections and afterwards,” Vass stated.

Referring to Sulfina Barbu, a contestant in OFPDL’s internal elections scheduled on October 15, Vass stated that Mrs. Barbu’s profile and experience are ideal for a mayor’s office, “not for the leadership of OFPDL, where she gave her best and we have to permanently thank her for that.”

Asked if one of the Democrat-Liberal women could lead the party, Vass claims that would be possible. “I’m telling you honestly that I want the other parties to appreciate and give credit to their own women’s organizations. Then a woman can categorically end up leading the government or even the presidency,” Vass stated. During a debate on education, a debate organized by OFPDL Suceava, Vass added that the education of the future starts at home, in the family, and women know how they have to reorganize education, Mediafax informs.

In other developments, PDL MP and President of the Lower Chamber’s Administration Commission Sulfina Barbu stated on Saturday in Suceava that two options can be taken into account when it comes to merging the elections – modifying the local administration’s and local elections’ law or adopting an organic law.

Barbu stated in a press conference that PDL wants to merge next year’s local and Parliamentary elections and to schedule them in the autumn.

Asked what the legislative procedure is for merging the elections, she pointed out two options – modifying the local administration’s and local elections’ law or adopting an organic law.

Regional Development and Tourism Minister Elena Udrea came out in force too. In a blog entry, Udrea stated that it is time to talk about “the woman’s role in politics” in general. In her opinion, there are three major problems: “1. How does a woman end up holding a high office? 2. How high can that office get? 3. What can we do to solve the problems that the answers to the first two questions create?”

Quoting Madeleine Albright, Elena Udrea somewhat surprising wrote that “women discriminate more than men do.”

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