The USD leaders say USD was established as an election alliance following the common decision of PNL and the other three USL members to run on a split ticket in the European elections.
'The Social Democratic Union has been established as an election alliance following the common decision of PNL, through the voices of Mrs.
The release also says the USL protocol does not mention anything about the run in the European elections, while 'USD is an election alliance established in view of a joint run in the elections to the European Parliament.'
'Ever since its inception, USD has committed itself to the USL political programme and objectives. As a matter of fact, right from the start, our Liberal colleagues hailed the establishment of USD,' the three leaders say, adding that PNL national leader
'It had been known for long that we would run on a split ticket. The election union or alliance for the Euro elections established today comes as no surprise. From my point of view, this is a normal, anticipated thing; it is about an alliance made up of our allies and I wish the good luck with the election. PNL will run in the European elections under its own logo. There is no confusion in this respect and that is what matters to us,' Antonescu is quoted as having said back then.
The three leaders also argue that the public discussion of this matter is 'mere political pretext in a time when
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