The incumbent chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL), Ludovic Orban, hailed, on Saturday, the efforts of all Liberals in the party's accomplishments.
Orban presented his activity report for his mandate as chairman of the National Liberal Party, which was approved by the Congress.
"Allow me to start by sending you my respect, my recognition, my appreciation for the work submitted by each member of the PNL in the past four years of activity. Without the effort of each of you, we wouldn't have accomplished anything, because us, leaders, are nothing without you, the base of the PNL," said Orban.
He recalled the fight against the Social Democrat Party (PSD).
"In hard conditions, with a PSD that captured nearly in full all state positions, with a PSD with a pressing parliamentary majority, with an aggressive PSD which tried to thrash justice, the economy, to diminish the attributes of the President and of all institutions it did not control, PNL fought a day-to-day battle, week by week, month by month against the PSD and managed to defeat this red plague, to oust the PSD from Government and managed to truly point Romania in the right direction," said Ludovic Orban.
The PNL leader presented the internal accomplishments, mentioning that the most important decision was that regarding the designation of Klaus Iohannis as candidate in the presidential elections and the PNL chair as candidate for Prime Minister. Furthermore, Orban recalled the PNL victories in the elections for the European Parliament, the referendum on justice, the adoption of the censure motion against the PSD Government, the winning of the presidential elections by Klaus Iohannis.
"We did not win in the parliamentary elections, but through the negotiations after the parliamentary elections we managed to seat PNL as the main governing party, which holds 3 of the most important positions in the state," said Orban.
Furthermore, he presented the accomplishments on the external level.
"At the European level, following efforts we've made, we managed to be a voice which is heard, which influences at the European level. Today, due to the PNL, Romania matters in the EU and has the capacity to influence decisions," Orban said.
He mentioned as accomplishments the fact that a representative of Romania took over the helm of the European Prosecutor's Office and that the PNL supported the Action and Solidarity Party and the Democratic Action Party in the elections in the Republic of Moldova.
The PNL congress also ratified, on Saturday, the amendments made to the Party's statute.
The Liberals are electing, on Saturday, their chairman, position that's seeing two candidates running, the incumbent chair, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Ludovic Orban and Prime Minister Florin Citu. AGERPRES (RO - author: Florentina Peia, editor: Andreea Rotaru; EN - editor: Razvan-Adrian Pandea)