Gyorgy Frunda, honorary advisor to Premier Victor Ponta declared on Monday that, under the present circumstances, quitting the Government, UDMR reached a wrong decision as they will be no longer able to promote their projects within the Parliament.
“Under the present circumstances, quitting the Government, UDMR reached a wrong decision in my opinion, as they gave up on their most efficient and powerful instrument for finding allies inside Romanian parties, in order to promote theirdraft laws in the Romanian Parliament and gave up on the administrative means one enjoys while being in the Government, for the benefit of the Hungarian community in Romania”, Frunda declared for the radio station RFI.
He also discussed the crisis experienced lately inside the party. “Do not forget that UDMR has constantly decreased in the past few years as far as the number of votes is concerned. Kelemen Hunor gained the lowest number of votes ever achieved by an UDMR candidate for the presidency of Romaniam we have fewer members in the European Parliament and fewer members in the Romanian Parliament. Therefore, UDMR must find means to rebuild their relations to the Hungarian community they have lost contact with during the last two or three years”, Frunda explained.
Asked a question regarding the fundamental objective of the Hungarian community in Romania for 2015, Frunda showed that the purposes of the Hungarian ethnics living in Romania are the same since 1918: “to live beside their Romanian neighbours as equal citizens, to not be discriminated, to not be second rank citizens, to be respected and pay respect on their turn to Romanians and the Romanian state”.
“This is the ideal of the Hungarian ethnics in Romania. How UDMR will manage to regain their political means is another question”, Gyorgy Frunda further showed.
The Union Representatives Council (CRU) of UDMR voted on December 13 that the party would leave the Government. They reached a majority, with only three votes against and seven abstaining. The afferent proposal was filed by the Permanent Council of the party on November 27.