Liberal vice president and Agriculture Minister Gheorghe Flutur announced on Friday his resignation from the Liberal board and the support for the disidents’ new political platform. He thus joins the 35 Liberal parliamentarians who think that the former Liberal president, Theodor Stolojan, was right in criticizing the party.

Flutur’s gesture was followed by other 9 senators, 13 deputies and 4 mayors who resigned from lwading positions and remain simple party members.

Bucharest Liberals’ branch officials say that Flutur should also resign from his ministerial seat, given the fact that he may no longer enjoy Liberal’s support.