The Liberals will discuss today the list of candidates that have signed up for the internal competition for the local elections 2016, Liberal mayors currently in office having pre-emption rights. Where the party does not have a mayor in office the candidates will be subjected to sociological surveys.
The statements in this sense were made on Friday by National Liberal Party (PNL) Co-President Vasile Blaga at a press conference in Targoviste.
“Monday, August 3, we will have a first reading of the list of candidates in cities, municipalities; we have some principles that are in force in all of the country’s counties. (…) The more than 1,100 of our mayors have pre-emption rights, because we have a higher number of mayors than PSD, however the famous Ordinance 55 came, which is still in the Senate’s drawer now; of course we lost an important number, over 500 mayors,” Vasile Blaga stated.
Blaga also stated that mayors in office are being analyzed by party branches in order to see whether they meet the electoral criteria, and where the party has no mayor the candidacies of the Liberals that have signed up for the internal competition for local elections nominations will be subjected to sociological surveys.
“Those who have pre-emption rights are being analyzed by party branches, to see whether they meet the electoral criteria needed to run, and where we don’t have mayors we would be happy to have more candidacies,” Vasile Blaga stated, pointing out that “from Bucharest to the smallest of communes” only those who have the best chances to win will run, backed by PNL.
Vasile Blaga also stated that the candidacies have to be discussed within the party’s Permanent National Bureau (BPN) at first and will be revealed subsequently.