The appointment of a woman as leader of the old National Liberal Party (PNL), namely Alina Gorghiu, could be an example for the largest party in Romania, the Social Democratic Party (PSD), which in a few weeks from now, in March, will have its Congress with the election of a new president on the agenda. Rovana Plumb, the chair of the party’s Organization of Women does not exclude this possibility, and says that this change might shape even before the PSD Congress due in spring. “Why not a woman president? I advocate for equality between women and men, we shall see until the Congress will be organized,” Rovana Plumb has stated for stiripesurse.ro.
She said, however, that women in PSD support Victor Ponta at this time and his proposed reform within the party. Rovana Plumb also stressed that the Women’s Organization in her party is significant, the third largest in Europe, so it could be a considerable force to propel a woman at PSD’s helm, but currently is backing Victor Ponta. “I am with Victor Ponta in the PSD’s new construction, I discussed with the Women’s Organization, with all my colleagues – the Women’s Organization represents 42% of the PSD as a number, we are the third largest Women’s Organization in Europe- and all proposals made by President Victor Ponta were and are supported by our Organization,” Rovana Plumb added to stiripesurse.ro.
Labour Minister also expressed her confidence in the current government and in Victor Ponta “to do good things for Romania”. “I want to tell you that I know well Victor Ponta, I respect him, we have been mates for over 14 years and I wish that Victor Ponta works with me and me to work with him, because he is a man of vision, is smart and has all the skills to do good things for Romania and Romanians. I believe that a political party must make such public policies, and take those political actions through which to enable a construction that means welfare “, Rovana Plumb concluded.