PNL’s Blaga: Ponta’s statement regarding Iohannis,bold

National Liberal Party (PNL) co-chairs Vasile Blaga and Alina Gorghiu find Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s statement regarding President Klaus Iohannis “too bold”, saying that by it the prime minister is trying to divert attention away from the case of the police officer who died in the line of duty.

“It is, as usual, a bold statement of Mr Ponta, who even in the situation which he finds himself in he pretends he doesn’t understand his purpose in the state. In the end the main person in charge with Romania’s foreign affairs is Romania’s President. This thing is provided for in the Constitution and the prime minister can only conduct such a discussion on a mandate from the President. The President was quite clear yesterday in Arad and said that he didn’t give any mandate to the prime minister in this respect,” Vasile Blaga said at Parliament Palace.

Gorghiu: He is trying to shift attention from dead policeman

In her turn, Gorghiu said that Ponta is trying to shift attention away from the case of the policeman who was part of the official motorcade of Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea, a case which he has to manage.

“I don’t think the language of the prime minister is to anyone’s surprise. It is the only thing that it’s left – the colourful statements meant to create news items, as for the rest he no longer generates any kind of news, because he no longer has any kind of credibility left. To be able to issue opinions on a matter or another you must be a credible character, but we are talking about the same prime minister who has lost any kind of trust in the public opinion’s eyes since he has been sent to court on corruption offenses,” she said.

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