Liberals give up idea of merging witt the National Union for Romania’s Progress (UNOR). PNL co-chairs Alina Gorghiu and Vasile Blaga have abandoned the idea of merger with UNPR and of alliances with smaller parties such as PSRO and PND, HotNews.ro informs.
“We’ve discussed about PNL’s alliance policies. Our colleagues have unanimously voted the proposal made by me and Vasile Blaga, for PNL’s direction – to run alone in parliamentary elections,” Liberal co-chair Alina Gorghiu said at the end of the Standing Bureau sitting.
“The reason is very simple, we are a party of tradition, strong, the only right-wing party in Romania that can win elections without the need of any association or institutional collaboration with any other party,” Gorghiu said.
During the sitting the leadership of PNL Bucharest organisation, currently led by Cristian Busoi interim after the resignation of Catalin Predoiu, was not discussed. This decision will be taken until July 15, said Gorghiu.
UNPR lost last week 15 MPs, including founding president Gabriel Oprea, who submitted on Friday his resignation from the party and has announced he will withdraw from politics after the termination of the senator mandate. Most of the 15 MPs have chosen to join PSD.