The candidates for Bucharest mayor spent in 27 days of electoral campaign two million euros on publicity in the written press and one million euros on street publicity, said the Institute for Public Policies (IPP) and Alfa Cont, after monitoring.
A press release says that the most expensive electoral campaign in the written press was that of candidate of the Democratic-Liberal Party (PD-L) for Bucharest mayor Vasile Blaga – 480,152 euros, and that of Razvan Murgeanu, from PD-L, who ran for mayor of Bucharest district 1 – 313,051 euros. The most expensive outdoor campaigns were those of Vasile Blaga – 180,800 euros and Radu Silaghi, from PD-L, who ran for mayor of district 4 – 65,800 euros.
According to IPP and Alfa Cont, candidate of the National Liberal Party (PNL) for Bucharest mayor Ludovic Orban spent 43,100 euros on the street campaign, and 160,899 euros on the campaign in the written press. Cristian Diaconescu, from the Social Democratic Party (PSD), who ran for Bucharest mayor, spent 33,000 euros on the outdoor campaign and 116,772 euros in the written press.
Candidate of the National Initiative Party for Bucharest mayor Cozmin Gusa spent 16,000 euros on the outdoor campaign, and 61,215 euros in the written press, independent candidate Sorin Oprescu, 37,160 euros on the campaign in the written press and only 1,3000 euros on outdoor publicity, Codrin Stefanescu, from the Conservative Party (PC), 16,000 euros in the written press, and 4,700 euros on street publicity.
Five candidates preferred outdoor campaign only. They are Dinu Gheorghe (PPPS) – 25, 600 euros, Aurelian Pavelescu (Christian Democratic National Peasant Party, PNTCD) – 18,100 euros, Daniel Fuciu (New Generation Party – Christian Democratic . PNG-CD) – 5,300 euros, Ion Adrian Vilau (UPSC) – 4,600 euros, and Dragos Vasile Frumosu (UPSS), 400 euros.