Honorary president of the opposition Social Democrats Ion Iliescu told on Wednesday that Diaconescu’s move to quit the PSD was regrettable. ‘I am surprised by this reaction of Mr. Cristian Diaconescu and it is regrettable. I mean, I should have kind of expected it from other people, but not from him.
I considered him to be a more responsible man and at this moment, after the party’s congress – in spite of his possible personal disappointment related to the competition for making up the party’s leading team – it would have been natural that he stayed on the barricades. It is regrettable’, the former President of Romania said.