Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu stated on Tuesday that Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) leader Calin Popescu Tariceanu is “one of the redoubtable politicians who were not made overnight” and he would be one of the solidest candidates in the presidential elections. Melescanu says that, being part of an alliance with the PSD, a joint candidate would be “the best solution.”
“Calin Popescu Tariceanu is one of the redoubtable politicians who were not made overnight. He has been in politics since 1990, he was Prime Minister, and that was one of the best Governments, or one of the best Governments,” Teodor Melescanu stated on Tuesday evening, on Antena3, when asked for his opinion on Calin Popescu Tariceanu running for president.
Melescanu added that Tariceanu would be “one of the solidest candidates.”
“However, we are in an alliance with the PSD and we will have to see, together, what the best solution is. From what I know, ALDE would like Mr Calin Popescu Tariceanu to file his candidacy as rapidly as possible. He is a much more sober-minded man and he reflects on things and considers various elements. We will have to find a solution. I believe a joint candidate would be the best solution, because this majority has gone through a very difficult period but, at the same time, has achieved very many things,” Melescanu added.
ALDE leader Calin Popescu Tariceanu stated on Thursday evening, on Antena3, once again, that he is seriously considering running in the presidential elections at the end of this year. He admitted that supporting a candidate who is not a member of the party may be a question of ego for the PSD, but he said they must make “a sober evaluation.”