Having been turned down by the National Liberal Party (PNL), Gabriel Berca joined the National Union for the Progress of Romania (UNPR) led by Gabriel Oprea on Wednesday, according to a release quoted by Mediafax.
Gabriel Berca was the Prefect of Bacau County from January 2005 to March 2008, when he became the Secretary General of the Tariceanu Government, in which post he remained for several months.
In 2008, Berca was elected as Senator for PNL, after being in ApR and PUR. In 2010, he moved to PDL and became the President of the PDL Bacau organisation.
In the Mihai Razvan Ungureanu Cabinet, Gabriel Berca was Minister of Administration and Interior. In April 2013 he was appointed as Traian Basescu’s presidential adviser, but defected from PDL unhappy with the ‘fixed’ internal election where Vasile Blaga became PDL President. A year later he also quit his position as a presidential adviser and joined PMP, where he was Vice-President for the North-East Region.
Recently, in May 2015, Berca wanted to join PNL – a party where he had been a member before – as, he said, he wanted to help make PNL a very powerful party in the Moldova region. The PNL Co-president Alina Gorghiu however said Berca had not been accepted into PNL and ‘would not be a member of PNL’.