The political bureau of the National Liberal Party (PNL) met on Friday in a videoconference and agreed to call a National Council meeting on Sunday. The agenda includes the organization of an extraordinary congress, Radio Romania International reports.
Several Liberal leaders have called for a new congress to replace Florin Citu as party president, accusing him of inflaming relations with PSD at the level of the ruling coalition, refusing to communicate with the party and being unpopular, thus affecting PNL’s standing in surveys. On his part, Florin Citu said on Friday that the meeting of the Executive Bureau (BEx) in which it was decided to convene the National Council was not statutory, hence he announced the convening of the BEx for Saturday.
“All the documents that came to the party were addressed to the party president for a request by BEx. In the party we have a rule. I will respect these rules every time as long as I am at PNL and I have convened, according to the rules of PNL, a BEx tomorrow at 12:00, with physical presence, where I will announce several things. Something like this has never been done,” said Citu, at the PNL headquarters.
Florin Citu claimed that Friday’s BEx meeting had not been statutorily convened and was not convened by either him or the secretary-general.
“The requests for the convening of the BEx are addressed to the PNL president. The PNL president convened the BEx for tomorrow at 12:00,” he reiterated, according to Agerpres.
Citu was elected leader of the National Liberal Party in September 2021, replacing Ludovic Orban.
Photo: Facebook/Florin Citu