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April 11, 2021

PSD to have its own candidate in the presidential elections. Congress on August 3 to validate it

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) will have its own candidate in the presidential elections this November, to be validated by the Congress on August 3, the party leader, Viorica Dancila, announced on Monday, at the end of the meeting of the National Executive Committee.

“The PSD Congress that will validate the candidate for the presidential elections will be held on August 3. We invited the CExN to take into account the possibility of endorsing a candidate from outside the party, from ALDE [the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats], more precisely, Mr. Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, and we also discussed how to approach this in order to have the best possible result in the presidential elections. After the CExN vote, however, it was clear that the PSD wants to have its own candidate instead, to be endorsed by both ALDE and PRO Romania, with discussions to follow in this respect with these two political entities,” stated PM Dancila.

At the same meeting they discussed about the visits paid to various regions of the country. “We also discussed about the visits we have been paying to various counties and the conclusions we have drawn from this and the fact that, before the presidential elections, we want to go to every county and get in touch with the members, our sympathizers and, of course, the PSD leaders in the territory (…) in every county,” explained the PSD leader.


PM Dancila says she is to resign from PSD helm if their candidate doesn’t get to runoff voting


Prime Minister and chairperson of the Social Democratic Party Viorica Dancila has stated on Monday that she will resign for the party helm in case the Social Democrats’ candidate in the presidential elections doesn’t get to the runoff voting.

“If the PSD candidate doesn’t get to the runoff voting [in the presidential elections], I am definitely forced to resign from the PSD leadership,” Dancila stated at the end of the PSD’s National Executive Committee (CExN) meeting.


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