Ex-Senator Corneliu Pascu, Vice President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), is asking ALDE Co-Presidents Daniel Constantin and Calin Popescu-Tariceanu to convene the party’s Merger Commission, a body that could put an end to the internal conflict that has appeared between ALDE’s two leaders.
“As founding member of the Conservative Party and as member of the Merger Commission of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats, and Vice President of the same party, I’m asking you, the Co-Presidents, to convene ALDE’s Merger Commission in order to solve, through consensus, the internal situation we are facing at this moment,” reads the letter that Corneliu Pascu sent to Calin Popescu-Tariceanu and Daniel Constantin.
Pascu claims he talked with lawmakers, secretaries of state, local elected officials and county branch leaders and they represent “a united group that wants to be taken into account, in proportion to their activity.”
“Esteemed Co-Presidents, I’m calling on your political wisdom and experience, that you’ve put to use in the interest of the citizens of this country, which you have no right to disappoint. Consequently, I consider that the urgent convening of the Merger Commission will manage to find an amicable solution for the party to resume its normal functioning. Something that everybody wants and expects,” Pascu claims.
On Sunday, Co-President Daniel Constantin walked out of the meeting of ALDE’s Standing Delegation which established the date of the party conference, claiming the meeting was not statutory since not all the rightful members of the Standing Delegation were summoned.
ALDE’s other Co-President, Calin Popescu Tariceanu, accused Constantin of allegedly blackmailing him back when the party’s candidates for the local and parliamentary elections were nominated.