The governing coalition will keep being functioning till November 2016, but the leadership of the Social Democrat Party (PSD) considers the National Liberal Party (PNL) no longer exists at this moment, as it has become the “servant” of the Democratic Liberal Party (PDL), the Social Democrat acting president Rovana Plumb said on Tuesday.
“The Government will keep on doing the same thing as up until now, namely prove its efficiency. There will, of course, be co-working in the coalition. The coalition is functioning, but of course when [PSD] President Victor Ponta comes, we will have a discussion in the coalition, so that by November 2016 there might be coherence in our political actions. Categorically, the coalition will keep functioning till November 2016”, Plumb told Antena 3 news channel.
In remarks on the PSD’s former allies, the Liberals, Plumb said, “What is annoying and regrettable is the manner in which the PNL behaved, firstly by abandoning the governing programme, for which they made it to Parliament by the Romanians’ vote, for the fact they supported so much and with perseverance this candidacy and this nomination in the person of a clear representative of the [Traian] Basescu regime. From our viewpoint, from my viewpoint, the National Liberal Party no longer exists at this moment, it has become the servant of the Democratic Liberal Party. (…) I could call it nothing else than the new PDL. However, I want to hail the position of [former Liberal leader] Crin Antonescu, who remains a symbol of Liberalism”.
She underscored the PSD was not in dissolution, since it was a united party.
“The PSD went through very many situations in which we proved we are united and in agreement inside the party and we measure up to the challenges”, Plumb said.