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April 11, 2021

Tariceanu: Iohannis can listen to the voice of society, but we have a Constitution. We take part in consultations on Friday

Calin Popescu Tariceanu stated that the Liberal Democratic Alliance ( ALDE) will go to the Presidential Palace for consultations on Friday, at 12.30 p.m., stating that he wants a political solution to be found within a reasonable period of time, and pointing out that Iohannis can talk with the civil society but there is a constitutional framework to take into account.
“Our desire is for the political solution found to ensure the continuation of Romanian society’s positive evolution with beneficial effects at the level of citizens’ incomes,” ALDE Co-President Calin Popescu Tariceanu stated on Thursday.

Calin Popescu Tariceanu stated that ALDE wants the current political crisis resolved within a reasonable period of time in order for the citizens’ and business sector’s confidence not to be affected, considering that markets are extremely sensitive to these periods of political crisis.
Tariceanu added that the political solution that will result from the consultations will have to ensure not only the Romanians’ confidence in the country’s evolution but also the confidence of foreign partners in the role that Romania has so far gained as a factor of stability and confidence.

“The predictability of Romanian politics and of Romania’s position should not be put into doubt at any moment,” Tariceanu stated, according to Mediafax.
ALDE’s Co-President did not reveal the proposal he will make before President Klaus Iohannis during the consultations over the selection of a new Premier.
“ALDE’s proposal will only be presented tomorrow before the President, I will not make it public before the consultations,” the leader of ALDE pointed out.

In what concerns President Iohannis’ proposal to invite civil society’s and the protesters’ representatives at the consultations, Tariceanu stated that President Iohannis “has all the freedom” to act as he sees fit, however the state functions within a democrat framework that has to be respected.
“Of course, the President has all the freedom to act as he sees fit at a time of major political crisis. There are other voices that maybe lack the possibility to express themselves in Parliament, this can be a way too, but, after all, we function within a democratic constitutional framework that has to be respected and that the President surely sees fit to respect, I have no doubt about this,” Tariceanu stated.

ALDE’s Co-President stated that politicians have to show that they listen to the voice of society, however, in a Parliamentary democracy there are undoubtedly institutions endowed with representativeness, such as Parliament which, good or bad, is the reflection of Romanian society as a whole.
“I believe that we, as politicians, should show that we listen to the voice of society too, but in a parliamentary democracy there are undoubtedly mechanisms and institutions that have representativeness. (…) First of all, those resulting from the direct vote of citizens, here I believe we cannot doubt the representativeness of the institutions and of Parliament. Whether Parliament is good or bad, it is, after all, the reflection of Romanian society. It’s neither better nor worse than society as a whole,” Tariceanu stated.

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