PNL Co-President Vasile Blaga stated on Monday that he does not believe it would be advisable for PNL to organise a party congress after the local elections, arguing that the party should prepare for parliamentary elections instead.
“I don’t think it would be right. It’s my point of view, shared by many colleagues. (…) Nobody fears a party conference, God forbid! The party has a great deal of work to do in the upcoming period. It’s debatable. I have nothing against it, or in favour of it, but my point of view is that I don’t think it would be right to have a party conference before the general elections, we have to prepare just as we have to win,” Blaga said in a live session on Facebook.
“I believe we will have single leaderships in all 47 party branches by the time of the general elections,” he added.
The PNL Co-President avoided forecasting a score in the local elections. “I can assure you that we will win mayoralties in excess of the 1,000 that we now control,” he claimed.
Blaga pointed out that after June 5 the Liberals will have the liberty of forming alliances based on local interests, but not with PSD.
In December 2015, PNL Co-President Alina Gorghiu talked about the need to accelerate the merger at party level, announcing a possible party conference after the local elections, a conference whose goal would be electing a single party president.