Romania’s former prime minister Dacian Ciolos announced the launch of a new political party, the Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (PLUS).
Ciolos made the announcement in Cluj-Napoca on Saturday, December 15.
He said he made this decision because the registration of his first party, Miscarea Romania Impreuna (MRI), was delayed due to court trials. He used intermediaries for setting up the new party, “anonymous people” as he called them, to avoid further challenges in court.
The founders of PLUS are Adrian Alexandru Iordache, Iulia Iordache and Raluca Florina Danes, who are attorneys at Iordache Partners law firm.
“People who do not want us to have this [political] vehicle are trying to prevent, to slow the registration process,” Ciolos complained at a meeting with his supporters in Cluj-Napoca.
“In September, we decided to think about an alternative and our colleagues sharing the same values, the same principles, anonymous people but who wanted to give a helping hand, filed an application for registration of a political party. Today I want to let you know that the political party is registered in the Register of Political Parties in Romania,” Ciolos announced.
The former PM and European Commissioner plans to run in the major elections next year, starting with those for the European Parliament.
(photo source: Facebook / Dacian Ciolos)