The National Executive Committee and the PSD Permanent National Bureau, the two leadership forums of the party, will be reunited in the first meetings of 2016 in Piatra Neamt. Discussions will also target a potential alliance with UNPR in local elections as well as candidates to the positions of Mayor, according to declarations made by PSD Deputy Ionel Arsene, leader of the PSD Neamt branch, for Agerpres.
Thus, starting at 10 PM, there will be the meeting of the National Political Bureau, and at 11 PM, the National Executive Committee.
The PSD leaders are awaited to arrive to Piatra Neamt as early as Friday and they will be provided accommodation at Central Plaza, the only four-star hotel in the city. Moreover, the two meetings will be held at this hotel and, in the end, party president Liviu Dragnea will hold a press conference, Agerpres reported.
According to sources inside PSD, the most important subjects discussed by BPN will be the potential alliance with UNPR in local elections, as well as the fundamental principles for candidates to the position of Mayor, respectively their full involvement in the electoral campaign.
Sources within PSD announced for Evenimentul zilei, that, most likely, Social-Democrats will attend local elections on their own. “ If any of our colleagues do not agree with us making an alliance with UNPR for local elections. Each party must see now the electoral score they would be able to achieve on their own and then to establish a possible alliance for the parliamentary elections,” Social-Democrat sources declared.
UNPR wants to run on common lists with PSD and is based on the agreement signed by the two parties – The Centre Left Alliance – registered in Court until 2020.
Nonetheless, during this parliamentary session, UNPR will split from PSD in the Parliament. If, so far, the two parties represented one parliamentary group that owned the majority, starting in February, PSD will have a separate group in the Parliament.
“Starting the next session, we will have our own group in the parliament. We are 43 Deputies and 21 Senators. This thing will not affect our relation with the members of PSD. We have already discussed this thing with them,” sources within UNPR declared two weeks ago.
The same sources said that in January, PSD and UNPR will sign an agreement for local and parliamentary elections they are still negotiating.