The joint Standing Bureaus of the two chambers of the Parliament decided the censure motion filed by the National Liberal Party (PNL) will be debated on Friday, announced Ludovic Orban, leader of the Liberal deputies. (photo).
The censure motion titled “Victor Ponta – dismissed for overstepping power by blocking elections. The right to vote is not a slogan,” initiated by the National Liberal Party (PNL)was read in the plenum on Monday by Liberal Senator Viorel Badea., in the presence of 183 MPs.
The schedule was proposed by the majority, although the Liberals wanted the debate and the vote on Thursday, Orban mentioned; he explained a plenary sitting on Friday was unusual.
“Obviously, as it is a censure motion after all, I expect the majority representatives to prove some common sense and show up for the vote,” he added.
He also mentioned that the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania has not been consulted about the motion, but individual talks were held with the other MPs, including those of the ruling Social Democrat Party.
The Liberals filed their censure motion, heading ‘ “Victor Ponta – dismissed for power excesses by blocking elections. The right to vote is not a slogan!’ last Friday. It refers to the voting rights of Romanians abroad and to the delaying of partial elections by the Government.
Liberals’ leaders to meet on Tuesday with foreign ambassadors
A delegation of the National Liberal Party (PNL) will meet on Tuesday with several foreign ambassadors accredited to Romania, to discuss about the censure motion submitted by the PNL.
‘As regards the relationships our party has with the diplomatic representatives in Romania, I announce you that tomorrow at 16:00 hrs a PNL delegation will meet a part of the foreign ambassadors accredited to Bucharest,’ on Monday told a press conference, the Liberal First Vice President Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu.
He said that the talks with the foreign ambassadors will be focused on the censure motion filed by the PNL, Ungureanu stressing that the correspondence vote is a solid reason for such a step.
The presence in the Tuesday meeting was already confirmed by the representatives with 12 diplomatic missions, among whom the US Embassy in Bucharest.
The PNL delegation will include co-chairpersons Alina Gorghiu and Vasile Blaga, vice-president Mihai Voicu and spokesperson Ionut Stroe.