All those who voiced their wish to run in the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Congress will be put on the paper ballots, PSD leader Liviu Dragnea announced on Friday.
“We have 24 candidates, approved. All those who voiced their wish to run will be put on the paper ballots,” Dragnea said after the PSD National Executive Committee.
SocDem leader says Crown Custodian Margareta is categorically not PSD’s candidate for Romania’s Presidency
The Social Democratic Party (PSD, main at rule, ed. n.) Chairman Liviu Dragnea on Friday rejected information occurred in the media according to which the PSD would consider a candidacy of the Crown Custodian Margareta for Romania’s Presidency, on the party’s behalf.
When asked if he has ever considered such a candidacy for Presidency on the PSD’s behalf in the person of Margareta, Dragnea said: “No, categorically not.”
Andronescu: I thank the press for supporting normalcy any political party must relate to
PSD Senator Ecaterina Andronescu, who is running for the position of the party’s executive chair, thanked the press on Friday for “supporting the normalcy” that any political formation must relate to when it assumes responsibility for the country.
“I want to thank you, the press, for your support these days. I want to confess that it has counted enormously, not only for me, I believe equally for my colleagues who have been in this situation, and I think this support was not necessarily for one of us, but for the state of normalcy to which any political formation must relate to when it assumes responsibility for this country,” Andronescu said after the meeting of the National Executive Committee (CExN) of the ruling party, the Social Democratic Party.
She said that all the candidacies were validated within the CExN, following a proposal made by the PSD chairman, Liviu Dragnea.
Andronescu added that in Saturday’s Congress she counts on the votes of her colleagues who have known her for 22 years, given that she was present in each county on the occasion of electoral campaigns or for educational actions.
Bogdan Trif : No dictatorship in our party
Tourism Minister Bogdan Trif, President of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Sibiu Organisation stated on Friday that there is no dictatorship within the Social Democratic Party and everyone will vote at the Congress depending on his/her conscience.
Asked about the vote in the congress cast on the candidacy for the positions of Executive President and Secretary General, Trif specified that there is no party directive in that respect.
“There is no decision, everyone will vote as his/her conscience dictates, he/she is alone in the voting booth and it is normal for things to happen this way, there is no directive, it is a democratic party, alive, there is no dictatorship in our party, everyone votes the best they deem fit,” Trif affirmed.
Bogdan Trif, who runs for the position of Vice President of the Central Region, expressed his joy that Sibiu will be represented at the highest level.
As regards Viorica Dancila’s candidacy for the position of executive president of the party, he said that “it is absolutely normal for Romania’s Prime Minister, President of the Women’s Organisation to have an appropriate position within the party.”
“She deemed fit to run so that she can help the party much more from the new position. (…) Mrs. Viorica Dancila is a very capable person and has proved this in time,” Trif completed.