PSD National Executive Committee concludes with three ministers tendering resignations, new meeting of the Social Democrats convened for Friday

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Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chairman Liviu Dragnea announced on Thursday night that on Friday there will be a new meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee in order to establish the replacements for the outgoing ministers.

“Tomorrow [Friday] we’ll have a new National Executive Committee meeting, at 12:00, at the same venue [the PSD seat on Kiseleff Boulevard], to discuss about the replacements. I will call Mr Tariceanu, to see when we can have a coalition meeting, to discuss with our partners, too,” Dragnea said, at the end of the CExN meeting.

PSD leader Liviu Dragnea said on Thursday evening that Regional Development Minister Sevil Shhaideh and European Funds Minister Rovana Plumb maintained the decision to resign at the party’s CExN meeting.

“They said that in the first place they don’t want to raise question marks on the possibility of the PSD remaining at rule or affect the governmental activity,” Dragnea said.

Moreover, he pointed out that Transport Minister Razvan Cuc tendered his resignation in the CExN meeting as well.

 

Tudose: I hope Sevil Shhaideh will accept to work in government apparatus

 

Prime Minister Mihai Tudose said on Thursday evening that he has nothing to complain to Ministers Sevil Shhaideh and Rovana Plumb, expressing his hope that Shhaideh, after her resignation, will accept to work in the government apparatus.

“Both Sevil and Rovana, immediately after receiving the DNA subpoenas, came to tender their resignations. I stopped them, called Liviu and other colleagues, and we managed to stop them, in order not to give a signal of chaos in the Government, but the two colleagues have reached the limit of their patience, especially Sevil has been in this situation since December. I have absolutely nothing (…) to reproach, but even more I hope that Sevil will accept to work in the government apparatus, because she is extraordinarily good in what she does,” Tudose said at the end of the PSD’s National Executive Committee meeting.

 

Dragnea about PM Tudose: Good and efficient premier, with his mistakes

 

Liviu Dragnea stated on Thursday night that Mihai Tudose is a good, efficient prime minister, making “his own mistakes”.

“As concerns Mihai Tudose, you will find out my opinion, during the press conference – I haven’t spoken, I haven’t had any public outing these days. At a certain moment, Mihai will probably tell, he discussed, not necessarily in the plenary sitting, he took a break, also about the possibility to hand in his resignation, seeing the party’s position. I told him he can’t take into consideration this possibility. Mihai Tudose is a good prime minister, an efficient prime minister, with his mistakes. Maybe his [mistakes – ed.n.] are bigger or smaller than mine. Perhaps mine are bigger or smaller than his,” Dragnea stated at the end of the CExN meeting.

He added that he has had repeated discussions in the last days with the premier and he noticed that they “have poorly communicated with one another.”

“We have poorly communicated. I take responsibility for that, I believe he does too. We can no longer make such mistakes, put the party and the coalition and the parliamentary majority and the government in a border situation. I have learned from this situation, Mihai had things to learn, and our colleagues learned something too. (…) However, what I want to convey, as leader of the party, so that no institution, irrespective of its nature, believes that this party allows itself to be subjugated in its political or governmental activity, by no means. It is just some piece of advice,” Liviu Dragnea maintained.

 

Tudose: There hasn’t been a war and there is no winner

 

Prime Minister Mihai Tudose said on Thursday evening, referring to the situation in PSD in recent days, that there hasn’t been a war and there is no winner.

“Yes, I have said that I will resign if the party asks me, I did not bring the government from my home. (…). Unfortunately for some so-called friends, there hasn’t been a war, there is no winner. After this long evening we are trying that the party be the winner, and through the party, the Government and the country,” the prime minister said at the end of the meeting of the PSD’s National Executive Committee meeting.