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PNL’s Blaga: We’d like to take up governing as of Easter, but parliamentary majority is required to ensure success of a censure motion

Co-chairman of the opposition National Liberal Party (PNL) Vasile Blaga said on Saturday in Oradea that personally he would like PNL to take up governing as of Easter, but that a parliamentary majority is required to ensure the success of a censure motion.

“Many of our colleagues nail down deadlines, and I think this isn’t good. Myself and [party co-chairperson] Gorghiu are sometimes stepping in to calm them down … I’d want us to take up governing as of Easter. (…) But one needs a parliamentary majority to ensure the success a censure motion. This is why we sent the governing program to all the political parties in Parliament, less PSD, and those who acquiesce to it will sign a censure motion. So far, we got the response of Mr. Geoana, and we will further discuss with the political forces in Parliament, because that’s the way of democracy,” Blaga said, quoted by Agerpres.

He specified that the governing program is close to completion and that it has been analyzed and debated with trade unions and the civil society, but that at the same time, efforts are also needed to build up the party.

“Building a large political party like the National Liberal Party is today is no easy task. We need people of integrity, good professionals, and we must look for them now for all the structures where we would be required to make appointments when we come to power. For we are being asked every day when will we take over the helm. It’s obvious that the people want a change. This also reflects in the high scores garnered by PNL, at least in analyses. Whether it’s 45, or 48 percent, or if it nears 50 percent, it is clear there is a public desire for this. Yet on the other hand, we have always said that governing can only be taken over under constitutional terms, and this will happen only when the Ponta Government falls as an effect of a censure motion. I think this fall is imminent, considering the latest blunders,” Vasile Blaga said, citing the example of “the chase” unleashed by ANAF tax inspectors against the small entrepreneurs.

PNL co-chairpersons Alina Gorghiu and Vasile Blaga were on a working visit to Bihor County on Friday and Saturday.

 

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