The National Liberal Party’s (PNL) interim chair, Raluca Turcan, claimed, on Saturday, in Iasi, that the PNL cannot afford, taking into account those who look up to the formation, to have the same behavior as the Social Democrat Party (PSD).
Currently in Iasi to participate in the election of the new County Leadership of the PNL’s branch, Turcan emphasized that there is need for unity, professionalism and integrity within the party, in order to be able to go to voters and convince them it is a credible alternative to the PSD.
“PNL cannot afford, taking into account those who look up to the PNL, to have the same behaviour as the PSD. I know some of us are saying: ‘So what, how did the PSD get elected with a lot of corrupt people in their midst? Why couldn’t PNL do it?’ The answer is that those who look up to PNL are different from PSD supporters. They have different expectations, they are informed, the judge comparatively, they place things in the balance. We manage to convince especially in cities, in county seats, such as Iasi, if we have a very high level of integrity, competence and political performance. We cannot play with things that the PNL electorate expects of us,” Raluca Turcan said in the speech held in front of the assembled Liberals.
At the same time, the Liberal leader emphasized that the PNL set of values must focus on people who are structurally compatible with the party.
“After we criticize the PSD, we must bring something to the table. We cannot have only the fight against corruption, or just Dacian Ciolos, or I don’t know what other providential person. Nor can Klaus Iohannis come and do our job, the job of the PNL. He does not make PNL policy. He has a country program to follow and a parliamentary majority that is constantly attempting to unroot him. The PNL’s force must increase and manifest itself so as to strengthen President Klaus Iohannis too. Our vet of values must concentrate on the business milieu, teachers, doctors, people of culture, civil society, people who are structurally compatible with the PNL,” Raluca Turcan said.