Democrat Liberal Senators designated a new group leader to replace Traian Igas, named Interior Minister. Therefore, Senator Cristian Radulescu was voted, in the detriment of PDL informal leader Radu Berceanu. This is the second battle lost by Berceanu who, lost not only the Transports ministry but also the function of deputy President of the Senate. Sources within the party declared for HotNews.ro that Radulescu is a close friend with Vasile Blaga, former Interior minister.
Radulescu obtained 24 votes of the total 43 expressed votes while Berceanu received only 11 votes. According to sources, Radulescu was endorsed by Blaga. Radulescu was encouraged by Blaga to run for Senator on behalf of district 3 of Bucharest even though he was the leader of the PDL organization in district 5.