The Liberal Reforming Party (PLR) and the Conservative Party (PC) have completed their merger negotiations, PLR Chair and Senate Speaker Calin Popescu-Tariceanu announced on Thursday. The new liberal party will be called the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), he mentioned.
The leaders of PLR and PC held a joint meeting on Tuesday to agree on the last details regarding the merger of the two parties, the statute of the new party and its political programme.
After the merger, the new party will have two co-presidents. ‘The PLR – PC merger is on the last lap. (…) A joint commission made up of eight members of PNL and eight members of PC discussed certain aspects on the merger protocol, the statute of the resulting party and its political programme. It will be a merger of two political parties and not an alliance. The new party will be headed by two co-presidents’, reds the press release quoted by Agerpres.
The object of the PLR-PC merger is to consolidate a third political fore in Romanian politics, ‘an ethical centre force’.
‘The members of the PLT-PC commission said the objective was to consolidate a third political force of the country, an ethical centre force, one of the middle class, of those who operate in the public service, of entrepreneurs in all economic sectors, practitioners, liberal professions and of Romanians whose individual freedom is genuinely valued by active taking of responsibility for their own destiny, fate of the community and prosperity of the nation’, the release further notes.