Representatives of the governing National Liberal Party (PNL) convened in Bucharest on Monday for a ceremony to launch the candidates of the party for the parliamentary elections on November 30. Party leader and prime minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu held the opening speech, saying that Romania will report the highest economic growth in its modern history this year, under the PNL government.

He used the occasion to point out that the Liberals are the only right-wing party in Romania. While lauding the merits of his government, he said a leftist government would ruin Romania.

He said that by Left he meant the Social Democratic Party (PSD). He did not name in the context the Democratic Liberals (PD-L), the main party backing President Traian Basescu, Tariceanu's arch-rival.