Vlad Filat remains PLDM’s candidate for premiership

The PLDM will not change its candidate for the post of Prime Minister and insists that this post should be held by Vlad Filat, the head of the Liberal-Democratic parliamentary group Valeriu Strelet said after the party’s consultations with President Nicolae Timofti, IPN reports.

”We consider that Vlad Filat has all the abilities and skills needed to lead a new governmental team. We took into account all the complications of the created political equation and hope that there will be a majority to support the candidacy of the Premier,” said Valeriu Strelet.

He also said that within the 15-day period stipulated by the Constitution, Vlad Filat will be able to gather the team he needs and to present in Parliament a program that will be supported by at least 51 lawmakers.

Valeriu Strelet said that Nicolae Timofti expressed his concerns about the impossibility of reaching a compromise and agreeing a candidate who would enjoy political support and would be voted in by Parliament.

Nicolae Timofti started new consultations with the parties of the former AEI so as to identity a candidate for premiership. Earlier, the head of state pledged to present the candidate in Parliament on April 5.