PMP to nominate surprise candidate for Presidency
Former Culture minister Theodor Paleologu, son of late Alexandru Paleologu, a famous Romanian literary critic, diplomat and politician, is to be nominated candidate for Presidency on the PMP lists.
PMP chairman Eugen Tomac confirmed the party will have a National Council meeting on Sunday to discuss the candidatures, without mentioning names, but mass media revealed that Paleologu has the best chances to be nominated to run in the presidential election in November.
“We’ll decide the time frame on Sunday and when we’ll start the campaign to raise the signatures for Cotroceni”, Tomac said.
Theodor Paleologu, a historian, diplomat and politician himself, was a formerly member of the National Liberal Party, of the Democrat Liberal party and of PMP, the party of ex-president Traian Basescu. Theodor Paleologu was Minister of Culture from December 2008 to December 2009 in Emil Boc Cabinet.
Paleologu also had two mandates of deputy, during 2008-2012 and during 2012-2016. He ran as an independent for a MP seat a the general elections in 2016. Although he obtained the highest number of votes among all independent candidates in Bucharest, Paleologu failed to obtain a MP seat.