Important decisions were made by the PSD sitting in Neptun. The candidates for the party’s leadership, as well as a possible presidential candidate, were established. Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici announced on Saturday that he wants to join the race for the PSD nomination for Romanian President, which will be tested in the PSD surveys.
Other social democrats who have announced their intention to be tested and who will enter the polls are Şerban Nicolae and Liviu Pleşoianu, digi24.ro reports.
“If Eugen Teodorovici wants to run in the presidential elections, nobody limits his right. We did not start the surveys yet because we want to see the candidates,” Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă said.
“It is good for all colleagues who want to run to say it, we conduct surveys to maximize the chance to win the presidential elections. The Premier can help the candidate. I do not want to refer to any of my colleagues, it would not be right. I appreciate them all. I would not want to take sides,” Dăncilă said.
Scandal at the PSD meeting between Marcel Ciolacu and Marian Oprisan
Tensions mounted between Marcel Ciolacu, the Chamber of Deputies Speaker, and Marian Oprisan, PSD Vrancea chairman, at the sitting of the social-democratic leadership.
The two exchanged tough retorts, they cursed each other, according to PSD leaders who attended the sitting, quoted by Digi24 TV private broadcaster. Marian Oprisan told the social-democrats that he did not get involved in the election campaign for the European Parliament elections on May 26, because he wanted the party, namely Liviu Dragnea, to lose the elections.
Viorica Dăncilă told the Social Democrats participating that she wants new names, young people from PSD, to come forward. This was not to the liking of the senior PSD leaders.
A Government reshuffle was also discussed, most likely to be made this summer after the June 29 congress. The list of ministers to be reshuffled allegedly includes Interior Minister Carmen Dan, Justice Minister Ana Birchall, Agriculture Minister Petre Daea and Transport Minister Razvan Cuc.