PDL President Vasile Blaga stated on Wednesday evening on Realitatea TV that PDL’s goal is to win over 30 per cent in general elections in 2016. On the other hand, asked for an opinion on the fact that PDL MEP Cristian Preda accused the party’s leadership of “USL-izing” the party, Blaga answered: “He need not worry, we won’t move closer to USL. We are in the opposition.” “I haven’t really noticed Mr. Bodu’s activity (as MEP – editor’s note),” Blaga added, pointing out that he appreciates Monica Macovei’s and Cristian Preda’s activity within the European Parliament. Asked whether he trusts Elena Udrea, his former contender for the leadership of PDL, Blaga answered affirmatively, adding: “We have a joint project: PDL.” “Mrs. Udrea was a good minister,” Blaga added.
Asked whether he would appoint her minister again, Blaga answered affirmatively. According to Blaga, Anca Boagiu and Gheorghe Ialomitianu were good ministers too. Referring to PDL’s relation with Traian Basescu, Blaga stated that this relation is currently defined by the President himself. Blaga also referred to the process of administrative-territorial reorganization, pointing out that this process is necessary, however not in the way USL proposes. “I am convinced we will boycott the government’s regionalization process. (…) They want to stake on Cozmanca’s eight development regions,” Blaga stated. PDL MEP Cristian Preda stated that the Democrat-Liberal leadership currently tends to be more tempted to oppose Traian Basescu than to oppose USL, and soon this will force the party’s breakup. “The PDL leadership seems more tempted to oppose Traian Basescu rather than oppose USL. However, PDL is fortunately not monolithic. The party will soon split into the pro-Basescu and anti-Basescu camps,” Preda wrote on Wednesday on his blog.