Interim Social Democratic Party(PSD) President Rovana Plumb accused the National Liberal Party (PNL) on Sunday that “it reneges its own vote in Parliament” by displaying “petty politics nerve.”
PSD’s Rovana Plumb: ‘The Gov’t has the entire legitimacy of decisions, can choose the option of assuming its responsibility’
“Although it is Sunday, although it is a hot day, I believe it is very important to express my and my colleagues’ thoughts and preoccupation, which make us wonder how long the PDL-PNL mockery toward Romanians can go on. What has been happening for the last 96 hours is not only revolting, but it is also condemnable. (…) The petty politics nerve of the new PNL, which reneges its own vote in Parliament, is unbelievable. They no longer recognize that they took part in all consultations and debates within the special commissions, they no longer recognize that they contributed with measure too, they no longer recognize that they voted in favour of its adoption too,” Rovana Plumb stated at a press conference at PSD’s headquarters.
She claims that “the Government has the entire legitimacy of decisions and can choose the option of assuming its responsibility.”
“The Ponta Government is obliged to take into account the vote cast in Parliament, not political views. (…) We do not rule out an extraordinary Parliamentary session, but the best decision will be taken as part of consultations. We are obliged to implement the measures included in these fiscal codes,” PSD’s interim president added.
The Labour Minister labelled the situation surrounding the promulgation of the Fiscal Code as “a huge political farce,” and compared it to “a fraud orchestrated by Mrs. Anastase, who defrauded the Pension Law.”
At the same time, Rovana Plumb also criticized Alina Gorghiu, who stated on Saturday, referring to the Fiscal Code, that “the moment you failed to reach an agreement with the rest of the political parties, it certainly means you did not want to implement or to adopt a part of their vision in that Code.”
“I believe Mrs. Alina Gorghiu wants to reinterpret the Romanian language dictionary, not just to misconstrue the vote of her party colleagues. How could there have been no agreement between parties when the parties’ representatives in Parliament voted in favour of adopting the fiscal codes. It’s not our job to teach the meaning of words to those who fail to keep their word and it’s not our job to teach the members of the new PNL either, who are committing political suicide,” PSD’s interim president added.
Likewise, Rovana Plumb stated on Sunday that Liviu Dragnea did not inform her of an intention to run for PSD’s presidency, nor did they have any discussions about this so far.
“Mr. Dragnea has not informed me and we have had no discussion about his intention to run for office, up to this moment,” Rovana Plumb stated. Asked whether other PSD leaders expressed their desire to run for the party’s leadership, Rovana Plumb pointed out that “we are only talking about the position of interim president; of course there are many colleagues who are members of the National Executive Committee and who have all the qualities and are justified to be able to hold this position.”
Rovana Plumb added that she is “a team player.”
“And I’ve asked my colleagues, given the fact that I took this responsibility, to back me in order for us to be able to move on united during the most difficult moments, with a strong government backed by a solid coalition, with an incontestable leader that Romania’s Premier Victor Ponta is,” the interim president pointed out.
PNL ‘s Alina Gorghiu: ‘There is the case law of CCR that prevents Victor Ponta from adopting the Fiscal Law by asking the Parliament for a vote of confidence’
PNL Co-president Alina Gorghiu says Ponta cannot push the Fiscal Code by asking for a confidence vote in Parliament.
‘There is the case law of CCR that prevents Victor Ponta from adopting the Fiscal Law by asking the Parliament for a vote of confidence, as the law is already in Parliament. Rovana Plumb and Victor Ponta do not have a civilized language. Rovana Plumb wants to legitimize herself as PSD’s interim president by attacking me. Victor Ponta pushed PSD back to the level of 1990 when it was said that the West was to blame for bad governance. We want solutions from Victor Ponta. We wish to discus the re-examination request. We want a Fiscal Code that brings sustainable fiscal relaxation’, Alina Gorghiu said on Antena 3 TV.
Premier Victor Ponta on Sunday launched a harsh attack against PNL too. He posted on his Facebook page a message in which he labelled the party as being “flippant and unprofessional.”
“It is increasingly obvious that the current PNL/PDL is the most flippant and unprofessional party of the last 25 years! It will be a veritable catastrophe for Romania if they come to power,” Victor Ponta wrote on Facebook. At the end of his message the Premier added a link toward the list of Lower Chamber MPs that voted in favour of the new Fiscal Code on June 24, in order to prove PSD’s point of view, namely that PNL is attacking its own decisions.