Elena Basescu announced on Friday that she managed to gather the number of signatures required by law in order too submit her candidature in the race for a seat in the European Parliament.

President Basescu's daughter said she was realistic and she knows that "the signatures are not the same thing with the votes". For gathering all 200,000 signatures of a record time, Elena Basescu thanked the youth organization of the Democrat - Liberal Party, although she had recently resigned from PDL, so that she wouldn't be accused of using the father's influence over the organization.