Elena Udrea to run for People’s Movement Party in presidential election

The chair of People’s Movement Party (MPM) Elena Udrea is the party’s candidate in the November presidential elections, following a decision of the PMP National College on Tuesday.

‘PMP has designated me through a vote in the National College as candidate in the presidential election. It’s a big responsibility, one which I assume alongside the whole PMP team. I think I’m the fittest candidate,’ Udrea declared after the College meeting.

She mentioned that there was only one vote against the decision, from Cristian Preda, Member of the European Parliament.

‘We begin this campaign here, today, and we will end at Cotroceni [presidential palace] on November 16; we will win the Romanian Presidency. Because ten years I’ve had in politics have been ten years of loyalty, ten years of fight, ten years when I have never renounced the principle for which I entered [politics], alongside [President] Traian Basescu. (…) I have stayed within the project for which I stepped next to Traian Basescu in 2004, and today I think this project is worth carrying out for the good of this country,’ said Udrea.

She mentioned that she must discuss with the president and ask for his support in her campaign.

‘He is the one whose voters we want to convince to join us; we are those who assert we wish to carry on the reforms started by Traian Basescu. Obviously, we are going to talk with the president, and I am going to ask him to support me in this difficult competition,’ she pointed out.


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