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PSD’s Dragnea: Congress may be held this autumn

The new package of proposals for the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Statute, which will be completed next week, will be presented to the National Council, on March 20 to 21, and adopted in the party’s congress that will be held most likely in the autumn of this year, the PSD Executive Chairman Liviu Dragnea said on Thursday.

“I believe this autumn we will have the party’s congress, in October or November. Most of us hope that at the start of 2016 we will have an altered statute, given that we will decide the opening, the modernization of the party. For example, if the congress is held in October, I think that by the year’s end it can be approved in court,” said Dragnea, according to Agerpres.

Asked about the applicability period of sanctions, Dragnea said that firstly these should be decided in the new statute. “From a statutory standpoint, they take effect after being approved in congress and subsequently in court. But, within the party, nobody stops you from making decisions or recommendations regarding a member of that respective organization, the way it has happened. Because, unfortunately, we have had enough situations like this in the party and those who were in these situations have left the positions they held. (…) Something certainly must be done. What has been discussed so far in the party was related to corruption cases. There are several variants,” said Dragnea.

According to him, the future Statute will clearly mention that the PSD is a leftist party. “Today the PSD is a leftist and, in my opinion, the PSD must remain a leftist party, representing a modern, European Left,” Dragnea pointed out.

 

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