PNL’s Gorghiu: No rift between liberals and President, we have the same correct institutional relationship

Co-Chair of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Alina Gorghiu said on Friday that the Liberals’ relationship with President Klaus Iohannis is further correct and very good.

“There is no rift between the PNL and the President. We clearly and unequivocally have the same partnership, the same correct and very good institutional relationship,” Gorghiu said at the Palace of Parliament when asked what she thought about the attacks on the President coming from some Liberals, Ludovic Orban included.

Gorghiu said that she will not hinder any Liberal to express his/her opinion, even if it does not match hers.

“I don’t consider this an attack, no matter how much one or another television station would try to make it clear to me that the freedom of expression should not exist. I have another point of view. I don’t see any attack against the President, and reports that sanctions have been handed out inside the party for the authors of such attacks are also false,” said Gorghiu.

She added that the PNL has taken a step forward, that the government of technocrats enjoys the liberals’ support and the liberals act in partnership with President Iohannis.

“The next step will follow in autumn next year, when you will see a Klaus Iohannis – PNL – Liberal Government partnership. Inside the PNL, everyone has the right to say anything until a political decision is made. You’ll never see an unanimous stance like in the Social Democrat Party (PSD). I would no longer be heading the party if everyone lined up in ranks and acted as my yes-men day in, day out,” Gorghiu said.

Gorghiu also dismissed as false media allegations according to which Klaus Iohannis would be setting up another party.

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