Having a candidate running in the second round of the presidential elections will be somethinglike a „consolation award” for the PNL (National Liberal Party) and the PSD (Social Democratic party) , presidential counselor Cristian Preda told in an interview.
‘With parliamentary elections having been separated from the presidential ones after 2004, with no such opportunities existing anymore for governmental deals after the first round of elections, having a candidate running in the second round of the elections will be like a consolation award each of the two parties wish for at this moment,’ Preda said.
In his opinion, PSD and PNL both try ‘in a manner developed between 2007 and 2008, during the arrangement in the latest days of the Tariceanu government,’ together to ‘undermine’, in a discreet manner, or to put in difficulty the Democratic-Liberal Party (PD-L) and the candidate of this party.
‘PSD and PNL are somehow too much in a hurry when they speak about the presidential elections. The problem the two political parties share is their need to announce a candidate able to catch up the second round of the elections.
I don’t believe Mircea Geoana or Crin Antonescu seriously believe in the possibility of winning,’ the PD-L candidate said.
He also showed that, at least so far, after all the presidential elections after 1989, there emerged a new government formula, with both PSD and PNL suggesting this will remain a valid thing to do after the scrutiny in November 2009.
Preda declared himself a supporter of the right wing governing, but he also said that a PD-L – PNL governing seems to be impossible now.