There’s no stopping our hero.
Ludovic Orban, Liberal Party MP and its erstwhile candidate for mayor of Bucharest in June’s local elections, was today charged with corruption by Romania’s anti-graft agency, the DNA. Most of the specifics are currently unknown, except that Orban is accused of ‘obtaining undue benefits’, possibly connected to the way his campaign has been funded.
Orban’s removal from the race for mayor – he immediately withdrew and resigned from all political posts – paves the way for the PNL to finally do the right thing and back the Union to Save Bucharest’s Nicusor Dan. To nominate another candidate at this stage (Orban was already a replacement for Cristian Busoi) would be laughably ridiculous. Dan is now the only candidate who can beat the PSD’s little wasp, Gabriela Firea-Pandele.
That’s assuming our Laura doesn’t find anything on Firea before the elections on June 6th. There’s still plenty of time…