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PDL-PNTCD protocol for Bucharest

Having failed to sign a protocol with UNPR for Bucharest, PDL is trying to save what’s left by concluding one with PNTCD, a party which is, nonetheless, ranked still very low in all opinion polls. The President of the PDL Bucharest Organisation, Elena Udrea, and the President of the Bucharest Organisation of PNTCD, Alex Stefanescu, yesterday sealed a protocol for political cooperation and mutual support in the local election in Bucharest. Literary critic Alex Stefanescu described the new relationship of the two parties as the association of ‘an effective bourgeois with a poor aristocrat lady’. Elena Udrea, on her part, said she was happy that the signing of the new partnership with PNRCD was ‘a continuation of the 2009 one’ and sets the bases for a cooperation in Bucharest, where PNTCD would support the PDL candidates for general and sector mayors and then establish a majority together in the local councils and in the general council. ‘This is a long-standing partnership and we intend to continue it for the parliamentary election in the autumn. We, PDL Bucharest, want PNTCD to be in Parliament where we want to be partners with PNTCD as we were back in 2009, when they supported our candidate, Traian Basescu,’ Udrea said. Traian Basescu allegedly met PDL leaders in Modrogan Monday night President Traian Basescu and the PDL leaders allegedly had a meting in Modrogan Monday night, when he was ironical with the party candidate for mayor of Bucharest, Silviu Prigoana, whom he asked: ‘Have you negotiated all the municipality with Oprescu or are there still any unnegotiated slices?’, an inside source told HotNews.ro. According to the same source, several PDL leaders asked Emil Boc to announce his candidacy for mayor of Cluj-Napoca, but the president cut it short, telling them that ‘no one needs to tell Boc what to do, he can make his own decisions.’ Traian Basescu’s presence at the PDL meeting in Modrogan Monday night, but not also the content of the talks, has been confirmed to HotNews.ro by two other sources. However, Silviu Prigoana denied yesterday, while talking to realitatea tv, that he didn’t meet the president on Monday night at the PDL meeting. ‘While I was there, the president hadn’t been to the PDL offices,’ Prigoana said.

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