The Prime Minister and President of the PSD, Marcel Ciolacu, declared, on Monday evening, during an interview on Antena 3 CNN, that he had “no thought at this moment to run for the position of President of Romania”, but that the state must have a leftist leader. “There are several colleagues of mine or people who are not currently in the party who can access this position,” said the leader of the Social Democrats. Regarding the possibility of forming an electoral alliance with PNL, Ciolacu said that he does not rule out “absolutely nothing in politics”.
“I haven’t made any thought at this moment to run for the position of president of Romania. There are enough challenges in this short term of almost 3 months as prime minister.
I think that Romania must have a leftist president. It is obvious that the big challenges are social crises, social equity. There must be, after 20 years of a right-wing president.
There are several colleagues of mine or people who are not currently in the party who can access this position. I will support a leftist president.
First, let me take the challenges I have and we will have discussions with my colleagues”, said Marcel Ciolacu.
About the possibility of forming an electoral alliance with the PNL, the PSD president said: “I do not rule out anything in politics at all. It’s not easy to do. They are left and right. But we must admit that this coalition has brought stability to Romania and long-awaited stability in the whole area”.
Editor: Alexandru Costea