Motion against Interior Minister falls through

The Senate assembly rejected yesterday with 64 votes “against”, 61 “in favour” and one blank vote the Social-Liberal Union (USL)’s motion titled “Igas’s dithering – a danger to the people’s safety!”. In response, the Interior Minister accused the opposition of presenting “a document copied from the party-serving televisions”. “I regret that you chose to put up for debate a document copied from the party-serving televisions’ news (…) I regret that we came here today to prove speculations based on tabloid-like reports,” the minister argued. During his address in the debate on the motion, Traian Igas accused Social-Democratic Party (PSD) representatives of exercising pressures on their Interior Ministers. “You people within PSD exercised pressures on all the ministers who held this portfolio in 2009 to accede to documents in the archives, to operate a kind of a political police and to keep in check the 2009 elections,” he told Social-Democrat senators. On the other hand, PSD senator Dan Sova denounced the rising crime rate during Igas’s term at the ministry, while the minister calls for police staff cuts.

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