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The Social Liberal Union (USL) is getting ready for a landslide victory in Sunday’s local elections, on the backdrop of the public discontent with the dramatic austerity imposed by former right-wing government of president Traian Basescu Democrat Liberals.
The election campaign for the municipal election ends tomorrow (Saturday), 9 June, with the voting stations set to open on Sunday at 7 am. The stations will stay open until 9 pm.
Some 18 million Romanians have the right to vote in Sunday’s election, regarded by analysts as a major test for the legislative ballot due late in the fall.
Voters are called to elect the new Mayors as well as the presidents of the local and County councils and their members.
In the Capital, Bucharest, the voters will elect six mayors, for each district as well as the General Council and the General Mayor.
Acting Mayor Sorin Oprescu, an independent surgeon, backed by USL is favourite for re-election, with over 70 percent of votes, according to all opinion polls so far.
The Liberal leader and co-president of USL, Crin Antonescu said on Thursday that the Union will register a crashing score on Sunday, as three parties (Liberal, Social Democratic and Conservative) are united.
"In two days we are winning the local elections in Romania. This was made possible because on the one hand we have more and more Romanians on our side and, on the other hand because we stand together, united", Antonescu told the final USL rally ahead of the polls.
Antonescu, who will run for presidency on behalf of USL in 2014 sent a mobilization appeal to the Union members, urging them to stay united, restore democracy and the rule of law and have no mercy for those who caused sufferings to the people of Romania.
"Out with the Democrat Liberal Party! Do not forget that, once elected you are not acting on your behalf any longer but for the well-being of the community. And don’t forget either, that we came together in this union to get rid of the pack of liars and thieves and to mend things right, to restore justice and the truth", Antonescu said.
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