After the electoral rally in Suceava, PSD chairman and leaders have reached Botosani, Suceava’s eastern neighbouring county on Friday, being welcomed by followers and protesters altogether. While protesters were shouting “PSD, the red plague”, on the other side of the sidewalk, the followers, dressed in folk costumes, were waiting for the ruling party’s central leaders in the rain.
“Aren’t you tired to push you for RON 50? Haven’t you got enough with summoning you to get you in buses? Aren’t your children left to work abroad?”, a young protester addressed the PSD’s supporters.
PM Viorica Dancila, PSD executive chairwoman, was also present among the party central leaders electioneering for the European elections in Botosani. She stated she would like to see the future President of Romania “coming from PSD”. “I wish you luck. I wish you to have confidence and I wish we go together ruling until 2020, and, first of all, to win the European elections this year and to have a PSD president as head of state,” Dancila told the conference electing the Botosani PSD leaders.
The PSD-ALDE coalition leaders have not yet made an official announcement on the candidate for the Presidency. Presidential elections are due at the end of this year.
ALDE leader, Calin Popescu Tariceanu, has said on several occasions that he is ready to run for the President seat, while PSD chairman Liviu Dragnea has recently said that he will think about running if he has the physical possibility to do it, adding that he “is free for the time being.”
Dragnea vows state aid in Moldavia, worth RON 20,000 per household
On the other hand, PSD chair Liviu Dragnea, promised in Botosani, that, as soon as possible, the Government will adopt an emergency ordinance enabling an aid scheme programme for the northeastern Romania, meaning that RON 20,000 will be given to every household in this region to improve living standards in the countryside and to help villagers buy farm equipment.
Dragnea said the financial aids can go up to RON 40,000 per household, targeting further construction works for the thermal insulation of the houses, gas, water and sewage systems or to build bathrooms inside the house, etc.
Dragnea also told people in Botosani that if USR-PLUS Alliance is coming to power, then Romanian will remain without “house , fridges and stoves”.
“They want to disband the property right. People can vote with them, it’s a free country. If you still want houses, plots of land, cars, fridges, stoves, it’s OK. But you have to vote well-informed”, said Dragnea, hinting to a previous statement on property made by Oana Bogdan, PLUS member.
In March, Oana Bogdan said in a Facebook comment that “an important step of the humankind will be when the property will be dropped”. Following the wave of negative retorts, Oana Bogdan explained she had been misunderstood and that her comment had never been “about seizing or forced dispossession of property”, arguing that her grandparents had also suffered following the communist collectivization.