Ponta: I ask Romanians to go to polls, not to take victory for granted

Ponta: I ask Romanians to go to polls, not to take victory for granted

Candidate of the alliance of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), the National Union for Romania’s Progress (UNPR) and the Conservative Party (PC) in the November 16 presidential runoff, Victor Ponta on Friday evening called on the Romanians to hit the polls on Nov. 16; he also told the Romanians they should not “take victory for granted”.

“The Sunday vote is the most important and I ask all Romanians wherever they are to go to the polls and they should not take victory for granted. You know very well what the mafia of the Democratic Liberal Party [PDL] is capable of. You know very well what the PDL mafia is capable of doing, if we do not pay enough attention, if we do not convince people that each vote is important and that we must fight until the end for our hope for the future not to be stolen once again,” Ponta said at the Parliament Palace, where the leaders of the PSD-UNPR-PC alliance and Senate Speaker Calin Popescu-Tariceanu signed a political declaration on setting up the Social Liberal Union 2.0.

Victor Ponta underscored, referring to Klaus Iohannis of the Christian Liberal Alliance (ACL), his challenger in the race for Romania’s presidency, “there’s no way he is able to head” Romania.

“But even after the day of Sunday it’s important for Romania to know who will be responsible before the Romanians for the country’s governing. You have probably seen during this campaign who wants to return to power, Predoiu, Mihai Razvan Ungureanu, Blaga. You have probably seen at the televised debates that there’s no way Mr. Klaus Iohannis can govern. All Romanians are probably wondering who will be the person after November 16 to be responsible for all the promises made in 2012. We wanted to send a very clear message this evening, those persons will be the ones who received the votes in 2012, Daniel Constantin, Calin Popescu Tariceanu, Liviu Dragnea and Gabriel Oprea,” Ponta said.AGERPRES