Rovana Plumb, Minister of Labour and chair of the Women’s Organization of the Social Democrat Party (PSD) announced on Saturday her intention to candidate for the position of Chair of the National Council of her party.
She announced her candidacy at an event organized by the Social Democrat Women on Saturday to launch public debates on the ‘Pact for Women’s Dignity’; Prime Minister Victor Ponta, the head of the PSD, attended.
Plumb was proposed as PSD National Council Chair by the leader of the Social Democrat MEPs, Viorica Dancila.
‘I will candidate for this position (…) I think we need making together the National Councils a structure able to connect the party to our members of the Parliament and of the Government. I want to run because I want to be your strong voice, [the voice] of everybody in the PSD, on the public stage. Yes, I want to team with Victor Ponta, I want to team with [PSD vice president] Liviu Dragnea for a new successful project of the PSD. I want to team with every one of you and we the other women back home, whom I respect, esteem and love, because I want Romania to have a successful project, a good governance for all Romanians,’ Plumb declared.
The aforementioned project proposed by the Social Democrat Women’s Organizations proposes a set of public measures and policies.
‘We are 1,500 women colleagues here in this hall; we are 200,000 throughout the country and nearly 10 million Romanian women in the world. I am sure we have the power of acting now and improving the condition and the statute of women. (…) I am a mother, a wife and a grandmother and I cannot overlook the hardship many Romania women still face. Thus, I came today in front of you asking for your support to allow us acting now and implementing the Pact for Women’s Dignity. Given the policies and principles it includes, it can only be implemented through the political commitment of all the political organizations in Romania, with the support of the whole civil society,’ Rovana Plumb told the audience.
Representatives of the women’s organizations of other parties attended the event: Florina Anghel of the National Union for Romania’s Progress and Luciana Bivolaru of the Conservative Party; also, the vice chair of the ?Dan Diaconescu’ People’s Party, Simona Man, and women representatives of the trade unions and of several NGOs.
Several PSD leaders sent video messages to the event dedicated to March 8, the Women’s Day in Romania. There were on-stage performances of the Distincto tenors group, of the Bim-Bam children chorus and of the Amadeus instrumental band, Agerpres reports.