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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romanian opposition parties sign agreement before local elections

Social Democrat leader Marcel Ciolacu announced a post-election agreement with former PM Victor Ponta's Pro Romania party - a satellite spun off the Social Democratic Party (PSD) in 2017.

PSD and Pro Romania will attempt to form the majority in local and county councils after the September 27 local elections, Agerpres reported, according to Hotnews.ro.

Since Ponta separated from PSD, the Social Democrats have changed their leader (twice).

PSD and Pro Romania will, however, decide at a local level whether to form majorities together, and the Social Democrats are also free to seek other alliances as well, according to Ciolacu.

"It is for the first time in 30 years when the decision was for each organization to make its own local alliances. Indeed, a few days ago, I signed with Victor Ponta an agreement to create majorities in the county councils, the local councils, a kind of post-election agreement," Ciolacu said on Saturday, September 19, in Pitesti.

He stressed that PSD would run alone in the general elections this December.

"And you saw the decision of the National Political Committee to go alone for the December 6 elections, in a way mirroring Gabriela Firea's decision to run alone for the Bucharest City Hall," he added.

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Facebook/Marcel Ciolacu)

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romanian opposition parties sign agreement before local elections

Social Democrat leader Marcel Ciolacu announced a post-election agreement with former PM Victor Ponta's Pro Romania party - a satellite spun off the Social Democratic Party (PSD) in 2017.

PSD and Pro Romania will attempt to form the majority in local and county councils after the September 27 local elections, Agerpres reported, according to Hotnews.ro.

Since Ponta separated from PSD, the Social Democrats have changed their leader (twice).

PSD and Pro Romania will, however, decide at a local level whether to form majorities together, and the Social Democrats are also free to seek other alliances as well, according to Ciolacu.

"It is for the first time in 30 years when the decision was for each organization to make its own local alliances. Indeed, a few days ago, I signed with Victor Ponta an agreement to create majorities in the county councils, the local councils, a kind of post-election agreement," Ciolacu said on Saturday, September 19, in Pitesti.

He stressed that PSD would run alone in the general elections this December.

"And you saw the decision of the National Political Committee to go alone for the December 6 elections, in a way mirroring Gabriela Firea's decision to run alone for the Bucharest City Hall," he added.

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Facebook/Marcel Ciolacu)

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