The ruling coalition’s National Union for Romania Progress (UNPR) coordinator in Oltenia, Gheorghe Bica, said on Saturday he got a “divine sign” that the party will win 33 per cent of votes in next year’s election, according to Mediafax. Bica, who is also vice president of UNPR Dolj, made the comments at a meeting of UNPR members from the entire Oltenia region, in Craiova. During the meeting, held in the town’s Hall of Sports, the score board showed the message “33 E 100” and “20:12”. Bica said the message was a divine sign which indicated that UNPR will win at least 33 per cent of votes in next year’s legislative polls. Saturday’s meeting was attended by over 2,000 UNPR leaders and members, including central leaders Gabriel Oprea, Marian Sarbu and Cristian Diaconescu, Craiova Mayor Antonie Solomon and Bucharest District 4 Mayor Cristian Popescu Piedone, who recently left the Conservative Party and joined UNPR. In his speech, Gabriel Oprea insisted that his party helped Romania avert economic disaster, but supporting the government’s measures. Popescu Piedone praised Craiova mayor Solomon, underlining that he is the “emperor” of the city and voiced confidence that the mayor will win another term next year.
In his turn, Sarbu said UNPR will continue to support territorial-administrative reorganisation, lowering the number of MPs and switching to a one-chamber assembly.