The Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, Emil Boc, said on Wednesday that he had not yet decided if he would run for a new term as mayor, and added that he was more concerned about daily matters of the city, such as the collection of domestic waste or management of European projects worth EUR 150 M. The ex-PM was asked, during a press conference, to comment on the statement made by PNL Co-president Alina Gorghiu that he might be a good option as a mayoral candidate in Cluj-Napoca. He answered that the people of Cluj were interested in that the issues of the city are dealt with, ‘not in what a mayor will do in a year’s time’.
‘I have not made any decision on that (mayoral candidacy – editor’s note) because, to me, now, my most important problems are the pressing and stringent matters of the city. I mean a solution to the waste issue on a medium term or the management of the European projects in progress worth 150 M euro. These things are my concerns right now. It would be funny to worry about new terms and candidacies when you have such an urgent problem with the municipal waste in the city. I believe the citizens are first and foremost interested in having their waste collected from their doorstep, not in what the mayor will do in a year from now’, Boc said.
Emil Boc was first elected as Mayor of Cluj-Napoca in 2004. He is now serving his third term. After winning his second term, in 2008, Boc was appointed as Prime-Minister, in which position he remained from December 2008 to February 2012. Emil Boc received 40.61% of the vote the last time he was elected.
PNL Co-president Alina Gorghiu said on Antena 3 TV Tuesday night that, despite the accusations made against him, Emil Boc could be a good option for mayor of Cluj-Napoca, also because he had obtained over half of the vote in the last election.