PNL has marked 138 years since the party’s establishment on Friday, a series of events dedicated to this moment being organized in Arges County. The events were attended by several PNL leaders and by PC President Daniel Constantin. PNL President Crin Antonescu did not attend the events.Thus, on Friday, at 12.30 PM, PNL’s founders were commemorated at the Vila Florica Chapel in Stefanesti and wreaths were laid at the tomb of the Bratianus.“Subsequently, starting at 1.30 PM, a press conference will take place at Vila Florica, in the presence of PNL Vice Presidents Mihai Voicu and Varujan Vosganian, of TNL President Florin Alexe, PC President Daniel Constantin, PNL Arges President Ion Popa, Arges County Council President Constantin Nicolescu (PSD) and leader of PNL MPs Andrei Gerea. Short speeches will be given at the Golesti Mansion at 3 PM and the “Ion I.C. Bratianu Awards for excellence in career” will be handed out. A banquet will take place starting at 3.30 PM, the presidents of PNL’s local branches, county council members and local council members, as well as other important local party members, PNL, PSD and PC mayors and deputy mayors and cultural personalities of Arges County being invited,” the communiqué issued by PNL on Friday shows. Speaker of the Senate and PNL President Crin Antonescu did not take part in the celebrations, Antonescu taking part instead in a symposium in the morning and then attending, at 2.30 PM, the ceremony in which NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen was offered the Doctor Honoris Causa title. Likewise, at 3.30 PM the PNL President took part in a joint conference with PNL MEP Ramona Manescu and SNSPA Rector Alina Bargaoanu.
In 2012 Antonescu attended the events organized on PNL’s Day and received an original photo signed by I.C. Bratianu in 1920. The year before, PNL announced on the morning of May 24 that “because of objective reasons” the program organized in Bucharest for the National Liberal Party’s Day is canceled. In 2010 the PNL President took part in the events organized in Arges, events that concluded with a march in downtown Pitesti.