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October 4, 2022

UDMR’ s Kelemen: Prime minister’s resignation, a correct, normal choice

Hunor Kelemen, head of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) says that Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s resignation is “a correct and normal choice (…) a perfectly natural gesture.” He further commented on Wednesday at the Parliament Palace that a couple of weeks ago there were more options to settle the situation.

“I think that right now it is a correct and normal choice; I cannot think of a different solution to the situation. I think it was a perfectly natural gesture from the prime minister. Two weeks ago, there were other options; today I think there are none. I think it’s important to have consultations at Cotroceni as soon as possible, we are expecting at any moment an invitation from President Iohannis, and there are several variants. The first would be the present coalition to carry on with a different premier; I wouldn’t support this variant and I don’t think it would be a good solution. Another variant is a coalition from the current Opposition, plus those who would vote for a new Government, including a minority one. Another variant – a technocrats’ government to prepare the next year’s elections, and the dissolution of the Parliament; the last solution if a majority cannot be reached to install a government,” Kelemen detailed.

He refused to speculate before the consultations with the President, but answered media questions by saying that he does not exclude UDMR’s participation in the government.

“It is not a purpose, but I do not exclude nearly anything. I exclude supporting the present coalition, like we did for the past year, but nothing else. We can go along the version of a technocrats’ government or of a minority government, and a coalition in which we participate, and early elections. We will tell you after the consultations,” the UDMR leader declared, according to Agerpres.

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