Only a week into the election campaign, the Democrat Liberals seem to have changed their strategy. While until yesterday they were declaring on every occasion that a cooperation with PNL led by Crin Antonescu was excluded, the departure of the Liberal leader from the top of his party seems not to be an imperative condition any more. At least this is what PDL leader Vasile Blaga says. On a TV show Tuesday night, he reiterated the fact that PDL was considering an alliance with PNL after the December 9 election. ‘It would be a natural alliance and many people in PNL want it’, realitatea.tv quotes Blaga as having said. He noted that the Democrat Liberals did not have ‘a problem with them (Liberals)’ from the point of view of a ruling programme genuinely good for Romania. Asked whether ARD would attach conditions such as ‘not with Crin Antonescu’ in the eventuality of an alliance with PNL, his answer was: ‘Such conditions are counterproductive. At some stage, we were also told: <you do these things without Basescu> and we didn’t like I am absolutely convinced that they are quite capable of dealing with their issues in PNL without PDL’s intervention’.