Liberal MP Calin Popescu Tariceanu considers that co-opting UDMR in a future government alliance with USL would be useful and beneficial. Tariceanu stated on Wednesday evening, at the end of an electoral meeting in Bucharest’s Dorobanti area, that “judging by today’s situation the most plausible outcome by far is that USL will win the general elections with way over 50 per cent of the votes.” The former premier also referred to the fact that some PDL leaders talked about forming a post-elections alliance with a PNL that would no longer be led by Crin Antonescu. “I believe PDL is naturally interested of being at the table and so what it is declaring is wishful thinking, it’s what they would like to happen,” Tariceanu pointed out, being quoted by Mediafax. UDMR President Kelemen Hunor claims that the party he leads currently does not have any preferences in what concerns a possible post-elections alliance, adding that before the elections “it’s not good to count your chickens before they are hatched.” “We had a very good collaboration with PDL, despite the disputes and conflicts we are part of the same political family, but we are not forming alliances with anyone before the elections, we didn’t do that in the last 23 years. We had good collaboration with PNL,” Kelemen stated, underlining that he refers to the period when PNL was led by Tariceanu. On the other hand, liberal Senator Puiu Hasotti stated that he is categorically against creating a governing alliance between USL and UDMR, pointing out that there will be no need for this to happen because USL will form the future parliamentary majority on its own.