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August 12, 2022

UDMR’s Kelemen sceptic about censure motion, government change

A censure motion would be ineffective for changing the government, Hunor Kelemen said on Friday immediately after the Congress of the Hungarian Democrat Union of Romania (UDMR) confirmed him as party leader. He added that talks with the main Opposition party would be possible on a concrete draft of such a motion, Agerpres informs.

‘Right now, the ruling coalition – of which we’re not a part – has the majority without us, and I don’t think this majority is waning. We’re now in the Opposition alongside the PNL [National Liberal Party] and other colleagues and we do not have the possibility, in terms of numbers, to change the government. From this point of view, a censure motion has no stake. It has a stake in a more vivid debate, a necessary debate, because it is a constitutional instrument. But right now I don’t see how it would break this majority, to which we don’t see the need of our support right now. No! It works without us, it exists without us. We have to see the text of the censure motion; we have not discussed the text of the censure motions with our Liberal colleagues, we don’t know what issue it will address, what arguments it will bring. At the right moment, when there will be a text, there will be talks,’ Kelemen declared.

As regards the proposal of a long-term partnership, made by PNL Co-Chair Vasile Blaga at UDMR’s Congress, Kelemen said it will be analysed, but ‘the two things should not be mingled.’


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