Former Minister Elena Udrea stated on Saturday evening that the former head of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) George Maior, who currently is the Romanian Ambassador in the USA, wanted to run for president in 2014, but he didn’t have the courage to tell this to the head of state at that time, namely Traian Basescu.
“Mr. Maior wanted to run for president. Personally, I would have supported him as a PMP candidate. But he didn’t have the courage to tell about his intention to run to the President Traian Basescu. It was a normal thing to tell him, since he appointed him as the head of SRI, but he didn’t have the courage to tell the President that he wants to run. Besides, probably he thought that he will be supported by the President if he will run. From my point of view, I would have agreed to support Maior when we didn’t have a candidate from PMP, because, in my opinion, a wrong one, as I believe now, he was a politician” Elena Udrea stated in an intervention at B1TV.
The former Minister also stated that Traian Basescu wouldn’t have agreed that a person who was in the leadership of an intelligence service will run in elections, since that person was holding information about all the involved actors.
“The trenchant opinion of the President always was that those who led the internal intelligence services shouldn’t involve in politics. They have too much information about their political opponents to allow a fair game. That’s why he didn’t agree to appoint him as a Prime-Minister, which upset Mr. Maior at that time, and if Maior would have told Traian Basescu about his intention to run for president, probably Traian Basescu wouldn’t have agreed” Elena Udrea added.