The national leader of the opposition Democratic Liberal Party (PDL) and the party’s entire National Standing Bureau (BNP) have resigned their offices, outgoing chairman Emil Boc announced on Thursday evening at the end of a convention of the party’s National Leading College.
He said in the period immediately ahead PDL will have only an interim structure pending the election of a new leadership, saying he will not run for another term in office.
‘The national leader of the Democratic Liberal Party and the party’s entire National Standing Bureau have resigned. That means that in the period immediately ahead the party will only have an interim leading structure pending the election of a new leadership. Both the national leader and the BNP took political responsibility for the results of the party in the local elections,’ said Boc.
The resigning PDL leader pointed out that he and the BPN have seen Romania through a crisis.
‘They took up political measures that saved Romania from economic collapse. Those measures were good and fair. They cost us politically and in terms of votes. Ours is a gesture of taking political responsibility, and consequently the PDL national leader and the BPN resigned,’ added Boc.
He also said that this paves the way for a new structure of the party to be created that will validate the future leading bodies of the party, with details to be agreed on at a future meeting of the National Leading College, most likely on June 17.
‘Until then, this structure will take on the interim leadership of the PDL. The current structure will be managing the current affairs of the party pending the election of the future structure,’ he said.
Boc, who won the office of Cluj-Napoca mayor in the June 10 local elections, also said he will not run for the party’s national chairmanship.
‘I will not run for re-election, as I will take care first of all of the Cluj-Napoca Mayoralty. It is a great honour to be the mayor of such municipality,’ he said.