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October 5, 2022

Traian Basescu withdraws from the helm of the People’s Movement Party. PMP’s Extraordinary Congress elects Eugen Tomac as new chairman

The Extraordinary Congress meeting of the People’s Movement Party (PMP) gathered on Saturday at the Parliament Palace elected Eugen Tomac as the new Chairman of the party.

Tomac, who previously held the position of executive chairman of the PMP, was the only candidate for the chairmanship of the party, after Traian Basescu announced his withdrawal from the helm of the party.

The PMP’s Extraordinary Congress meeting was  attended by approximately 2,500 delegations from all branches who elected also  the new structure of the party that includes the following positions: executive chairman, secretary general, three deputy secretary general, 23 vice-chairmen divided by areas and departments, 14 executive secretaries and one treasurer.

The new executive chairman of the party is Marius Pascan and Dorinel Onaca is the secretary general, while Petru Movila, Catalin Cristache, Catalin Bulf, Gabriela Dobrota, Mircea Samartinean, Clement Negrut, Ionus Simionca are some of the vice-chairmen.


 Basescu, awarded Honorary Chairman title: I want to be very clear, this is not a position, it is a title


Former President Traian Basescu was bestowed the Honorary Chairman title of the party, within the PMP’s Extraordinary Congress meeting, prior to the election of a new chairman at the helm of the party.

Executive Chairman Eugen Tomac asked Traian Basescu at the congress to accept from the PMP team, “from everyone’s hearts,” the title of PMP Honorary Chairman.

The Congress delegates unanimously voted to award the title.

“I want to be very clear that this is not a position, it is a title. Because as Chairman I have been awarded with five Doctor Honoris Causa titles, I put this one in line with those Doctor Honoris Causa titles and I have to tell you that I got them [the titles] from prestigious universities. It is a prestigious title, but it is not an executive position, this is what I want you all to understand. I will always stay close to the PMP and its goals and I might visit you more often in the country than I did, because now I have time,” Basescu stated.

After delivering this short speech, Basescu left the presidium and took a sit next to the delegates in the hall.

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