Conservative Party (PC) chairman Daniel Constantin (photo R) on Saturday, at the meeting of the National Council of Social Democratic Party (PSD), assured the Social Democrats of the Conservatives’s support and of the Conservative Party’s determination to remain loyal to the governing alliance [made of the Social Democratic Party, the Conservative Party and the National Union for Romania’s Progress – e.n.]
“You have demonstrated, on the occasion of this National Council meeting, that this party has the ability to rebirth, to regenerate and you have demonstrated that you know how to respect the past, while, the same as the PC, looking into the future. I wanted to come here today with a very clear objective – I wanted to come to assure you that PC is a serious party and one loyal to the governing alliance. Today, beyond political alliances, it in the best interest of Romania that we prove – to the public benefit, to the benefit of our nation and even Europe – that Romania needs this alliance. Romania needs stability. (…) The Romanians need this alliance to push forward a project that started in 2012. I came here to assure you that we did chose the long-term solution and not a momentary improvisation,” said Constantin, quoted by Agerpres.
In his opinion, Romania needs a social-liberal project and this is exactly while the governing alliances provides.
“This is a government and a project that focused on the social aspects of this country, on education and health. But we also have other important objectives of the same importance – to reconnect ourselves to active Romania, to reconnect with those that watch less TV and go to work (…) to reconnect ourselves to the concerns that people have every day, to reconnect with the younger generation, which, unfortunately, is running away from politics, more and more,” said Daniel Constantin.
The PC chairman also mentioned that other major projects for the governing alliance are the new Tax Code, the revision of the Constitution, the law on funding of political parties and the electoral code.
In his turn, National Union for Romania’s Progress (UNPR) chairman Gabriel Oprea (photo L), on the occasion of the meeting of the National Council of the Social Democrats, said that PSD and UNPR ‘are allies in the most serious and most stable political construction’ and that his party will remain ‘a devoted partner’ of the alliance.
‘PSD is and it will remain a force, for it expresses the will of millions of Romanian, the will of millions of young people and older people, of workers, farmers, millions of families who are working to build a future for them. I thank you for our fair political partnership. PSD and UNPR are allies in the most serious and stable political construction. We are united by the same values and modern principles of the political ideas that we represent. We are here to assure you that UNPR stays the same devoted partners of our political alliance,’ said Oprea in his speech.
He also added that UNPR supports both the Ponta Government and the current parliamentary majority, ‘regardless of the speculations.’