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Social-democrat leader Liviu Dragnea rejects post-election alliance with UDMR

The leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea said on Tuesday that PSD will not forge an alliance with the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) after the December 11 general elections.

He insisted that PSD’s only partner for an alliance is the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), saying that hopefully the two parties will together pass the 50-percent threshold to be able to form a government. Dragnea said that ALDE is the first and only ally of PSD, Agerpres informs.

Asked whether or not he will still negotiate with UDMR if ALDE fails to pass the post, Dragnea replied in the negative.

“Why would we discuss that? I do not want any alliance with UDMR at rule. Period! I am hopeful that the Romanians will cast enough ballots for PSD and their ALDE colleagues so that together we may govern Romania for a better life, as Romanians wish. If we fail to garner the votes, what use talking about prime minister options? If Romanians have more confidence in unsubstantiated words and some people with a weak personal morality, which was on display over the past days, than that will be our fate. I have no plan B, C, D or E,” Dragnea told Antena 3 private broadcaster.

Dragnea also said he will not put forth any suggestion for PM before the December 11 general election, because it could be that after making a pick that nominee will disappoint the voters.

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