PSD Honorary President Ion Iliescu believes that UNPR will share the fate of the former Alliance for Romania (ApR), a party that was formed by members that left the opposition party PDSR in 1997, and will disappear from the political stage. In his view the party is made up of traitors. Present in Vaslui where he launched his latest book on Tuesday evening, Iliescu criticized those that left PSD in order to create a new party, arguing that they are nothing but opportunists that lack verticality and that will not be successful in front of the electorate. PSD President Victor Ponta stated on Tuesday in an interview that PSD no longer has undercover agents among its members because they all joined UNPR. Iliescu also stated that the current ruling coalition is doing everything possible to remain in office by resorting to ideas such as regionalization, the merging of elections and the introduction of a new voting system. He suggested that the only weapon with which PDL can be fought is a massive voter turnout.
In retort, UNPR asked yesterday Iliescu to answer if he considered himself “the first traitor” of the politics, reminding him that PSD had been created in 1992, after a group led by Iliescu left the ex- Front of National Salvation (FSN).