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Most county liberal organizations back Iohannis for PNL leader and candidate to Presidency

Most county organizations of the National Liberal Party (PNL) announced recently that the delegates sent to the extraordinary party congress of June 27-28 would support Klaus Iohannis for party leader and for the candidacy to Romania’s Presidency.

 

Many leaders of county organizations are in favor of the passage of PNL from the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) to the European People's Party (EPP), a step expected to be validated by most delegates to the congress.

 

County organizations of PNL generally voted in favor of the merger by absorption with PDL, but some of the important voices of the party showed they would take a stand in the congress about the need to preserve the PNL identity and the historical name of the party.

 

Liberal Party congress to adopt statute on Friday, elect new leadership on Saturday

 

The National Liberal Party (PNL, in the Opposition) holds its congress at the Parliament Palace on Friday and Saturday. The first day of the congress is dedicated to the approval of changes to the party's statute, and the second to elect the new leadership; most chapters support interim party president Klaus Iohannis.

According to Liberal Senator Catalin Boboc, the new statute stipulates the nominal election of the 31 vice presidents of PNL by the party's congress, with their responsibilities to be proposed later to the National Political Bureau, and approved by the Standing Delegation.

Friday's congress is an extraordinary one; it will convene the Saturday's ordinary congress for the party elections.

According to inside sources, 57 candidates run for the vice president positions, and Ioan Ghise is the only challenger to Iohannis for the chairmanship.

Most county chapters of PNL announced these days that their delegates to the congress would support Iohannis and endorse his candidacy for President of Romania in the November elections.

Also, the decision-making structures of the county chapters generally voted in favour of a merger of PNL by absorption of the Liberal Democratic Party (PDL); several prominent leaders countrywide announced, however, that they would stand in the congress for the need of preserving PNL's identity and historical name.

 

 

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