Ex-PM Dacian Ciolos to run in the EP elections next year


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Former premier Dacian Ciolos has announced he will run in the elections for the MEP seat in 2019 and that the goal of his new party, Romania Together Movement, is to be able to form a government after the general elections due in Romania in 2020.

I have been accused lately that I have never assumed a candidature so far and under these circumstances, I said if I am in politics I will run in the first elections, whatever they might be. So, as the first elections are the ones for the EP and the more I have expertize in this field, I will run, if we consider in the party that it’s a good solution and that I can have a contribution,” Ciolos told RFI on Tuesday.

This candidature will be integrated in a wider approach, as our aim is to be able to form the government, to be part of the ruling after the general elections of 2020,” he added.

Read more about Ciolos’s new party here.

In November 2009, the EC President back then, Jose Manuel Barroso nominated Dacian Ciolos  as Agriculture Commissioner, a position he took over in February 2010 and held until his term expired in November 2014.

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