The key of the elections in the capital – the liberal electorate
The National Liberal Party bears the responsibility for the outcome of the elections on Sunday, June 15. The potential vote of approximately 12% from the liberals will be decisive for designating the winner: Sorin Oprescu or Vasile Blaga
The National Liberal Party (PNL) bears the responsibility
for the outcome of the elections on Sunday, June 15. Despite the weak
percentage obtained in Bucharest
- Ludovic Orban, with 11.85%, and PNL, with 11.77%, the potential vote of
approximately 12% from the liberals will be decisive for designating the
winner: Sorin Oprescu or Vasile Blaga . Three are the problems of Sorin Oprescu
in front of the electorate in Bucharest:
1) the fancy, populist and disarticulated governing program for Bucharest;
2) the lack of appetite for work of the high administration, easily observable by grandiloquently avoiding the explanation on the management of the office of the Mayor General as far as the current activities were concerned;
3) the clipping relationship with the party that he left -
PSD, which is based solely on the underground combinatory ability of the unique
political transmission belt between the party and the doctor, Ion Iliescu.
Three is also the number of problems of Vasile Blaga in front of the capital’s electorate:
1) incompatibility of attitude and public behavior between
Transylvanian Blaga and the style of the Bucharest inhabitants: artful and lover
of “boss-eyed” people;
2) the fast-forward learning of the administrative expertise and presenting it in a very performing manner, which could make it seem improbable;
3) the indelible impression of unconditional subordination
to the unpredictable tenant at Cotroceni.
After the election campaign for the second round, the thing that the people wanted to know most of all was the candidates’ solutions to the problem of traffic-jamming in Bucharest, was the subject least approached in the discussions between the two. Instead, there were two priority themes for the local elections in Bucharest: the miners’ riot 18 years ago and the political independence of doctor Oprescu. The subject regarding the miners was launched by President Basescu with a skill that few could explain and had a single and unique destination: the PNL electorate, who had a lot to suffer (physically and emotionally) during the days of miners’ riot on June 13-15 1990. This is how President Basescu found the best manipulation for the liberal electorate and offered them the opportunity to revenge by not voting for “the three center men: Oprescu-Iliescu-PSD” on the 15th of June 2008.
The 12% potential liberal voters are expected to vote on Sunday. They are called to choose between two tempting alternatives. The first one is an efficient and pragmatic vote given to PSD with the help of the votes for Oprescu, for the vital legislative services made by PSD for the Tariceanu Government during the four years of heroic resistance under the siege of the Cotroceni administration. The second one is a revenging vote full of civic spirit and anticommunist blockade caused by a broken political identity, which marked the youth of most of the voters in the capital.
Of course, the liberals also want to take part in the 2008-2012 Government. They only need to choose between two alternatives: in bed with the doctrinarian enemy, who keeps his word, or in a boat in which your partner can break the oar whenever he wants to wreck the national interest boat. PSD and PD-L have the same chances to make the Government in the fall. But the liberals in Bucharest will certainly show us on Sunday the party that will form the future cabinet together with the formation of Prime Minister Tariceanu. Also on Sunday, all the TV channels will show all day long in memoriam images with the miners’ riots that took place 18 years ago. The package will be completed by the media exit-poll.