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Rovana Plumb: PSD Congress should convene on schedule, after the general election of 2016

The Congress of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) should convene on schedule, after the general election of 2016, PSD acting chairwoman Rovana Plumb said Friday in Piatra-Neamt.

‘I am standing by the idea that we should continue the incumbent governance, the best in the past 10 years, as part of a stable and solid coalition. We need political stability. That is my proposal and my message to the convention of the Executive Committee. Only the Executive Committee can set the date for the convention of the Congress. The fairest thing to happen would be for the convention to be held on schedule, after [the 2016] local and general elections. PSD is preparing and has perfected all its political actions to be able to win both the local and the general elections,’ Plumb told a news conference.

She added that she hopes to continue to receive support from her colleagues to stay in office as acting chair of PSD, at next week’s meeting of the PSD Executive Committee.

‘You can rest assured that PSD will not remain just the biggest party, but as united and solidary as so far. PSD has a functional leading team; the government is headed by the strongest and most efficient prime minister of the past 10 years, Victor Ponta, who enjoys support from PSD, the National Union for Romania’s Progress (UNPR) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), having a solid coalition in power,’ added Plumb, according to Agerpres.

There are currently opposing opinions about the convention of the PSD Congress to elect the new leading team of the party. While political coordinator Liviu Dragnea demands the convention be held this autumn, Victor Ponta is for holding the convention after the local elections or even the general election.

The PSD Executive Committee will decide next week when the PSD Congress convenes and who will provide the interim leadership of the party until the convention.

Plumb attended on Friday an election county conference of the PSD Neamt organisation.

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