Vasile Blaga, the president of the PD-L (Democrat-Liberal Party) branch in Bucharest, resigned the day before yesterday. The party president Emil Boc made the announcement during a TV show. Vasile Blaga claimed he had written his resignation in June 19.
His decision was predictable. The President of Romania Traian Basescu had given him some clues. One of it was that he didn't go to the wedding party of Vasile Blaga's daughter.
The resignation idea looked unlikely, since the party leader kept on saying there was no need to sack the branch leaders, since the score in Bucharest had been better than the national average. And in last Monday's meeting of the Permanent Committee they hadn't even taken it up. So its was from the TV that the PD-L vice presidents learnt about the resignation of their former candidate in the Bucharest general mayor election. (...)
The party president mentioned yesterday: "This is neither a crisis nor a tragedy. We shall talk about in party meeting, there is no hurry."
Vasile Blaga said he had written his resignation in June 19, deciding that Liviu Negoita, a mayor of Bucharest District 3, should be an interim president of the Democrat-Liberals in the capital city of Romania. (...) (A. I.)