Iohannis did not eat garlic, nor does the fight in the PNL smell like it

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday rejected Ludovic Orban’s statements, according to which there are pressures from outside the party in the internal campaign of the PNL. Iohannis claimed that they were “sensational explanations”.

“I do not have such signals and I can tell you that I blame such statements on the sharpening of the electoral campaign, if I had signals that such a thing existed, I would have intervened a long time ago. (…) A political competition always makes those involved look for sensational explanations and this is how we can interpret it. There is no more “, Iohannis declared on Tuesday in Comana, when asked about Orban’s statements.

According to him, there are “some more strident accents”, but “the country is doing well”.

“In essence, this is how an election campaign unfolds – with accusations against the competitors, with various accusations against the other team. We need to look at things quite relaxed and natural. The government did not suffer due to the PNL campaign. The country is doing well, the economy is growing, the pandemic is under control, but those who are in the campaign have exactly the behavior of a politician in an election campaign “, the president added.

Iohannis was also asked about fears about a possible crack in the PNL after the Congress and if there is a third solution, so that the party comes out more united.

“How the campaign is carried out in the party is the business of the party and even if I had an opinion, I would not say it publicly. (…) When more competitors appear, the election campaign type competition appears, the motions have not been submitted yet (…), if we have 1, 2, 3, 4 competitors, we will see. It is up to the party to manage the internal campaign, to organize its Congress and to vote. Even if theoretically it would be better for this competition not to make waves outside, it does, because they are very well known and very visible people. (…) Such a competition cannot take place behind closed doors because then we would wonder what is happening. This is a competition, with the crack of the party it’s an old story. And when I ran I said the same thing… on the contrary, we went two games together and things went on. It is not an argument to inhibit another competitor “, Iohannis concluded.

Ludovic Orban denounced on Sunday at the PNL Vrancea election conference “pressures from outside the National Liberal Party” on the members, he drawing the attention of those outside the party “who have been queuing for two months” for not giving in to the race for PNL leadership .

“I draw the attention of those outside the PNL, who have been queuing for two months in internal democracy, who use undemocratic tools, who twist their hands behind their backs, who show the cat, who walk on the skeletons in the closet of some and others, that I do not give up. Just like in Marasesti, Marasti, Oituz. No matter how many will be around me, I will give the battle to the end and I will give the battle with all the strength I have. I will give the battle for PNL, I will give the battle for Romania. I want a free NLP, with people on their own two feet, who decide according to their own conscience and their own assessment and their own discernment. I want a PNL in the service of Romania, which will never betray the fundamental interests of the country we love. I want a PNL that has the strength and courage to make all the decisions and to lead Romania to the destiny it deserves, among the strongest countries in Europe. That’s how God help me “, said Ludovic Orban.

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