Chairman of the National Union for Romania’s Progress (UNPR) and Deputy Prime Minister Gabriel Oprea said on Saturday that he does not seek the office of Prime Minister and neither plans to run for President of Romania.
“I don’t want the office of Premier, in the first place I am part of a ruling coalition, we have a Prime Minister, I consider we have a good government that can become even better, with clear economic results – the international indicators stand proof to that. (. ..) I’m not interested in the position of Prime Minister, I am not running and will not run for President either. Moreover, both myself and UNPR have always endorsed the President of Romania, no matter what his name is,” Oprea said in Alexandria.
According to him, UNPR has and will respect its political agreements, but at the same time will support any national project that is good for Romania.
“We back any national project that benefits Romania. We never helped remove a government we were part of, in the end it’s a matter of common sense, but I say this again, any national project that benefits Romania has UNPR’s support. (.. .) We are in the ruling coalition, tomorrow I will send a message to the Social Democratic Party (PSD) to congratulate the new chairman Mr. Dragnea, (…) to congratulate Mr. Ponta who is at the helm of a good government. (…) We’ve respected our agreements all the while,” said the UNPR chairman.
Gabriel Oprea participated on Saturday, in the town of Alexandria, in a regional meeting with representatives of UNPR organisations of the counties of Prahova, Dambovita, Arges, Teleorman, Calarasi, Ialomita and Giurgiu.