PSD President Liviu Dragnea stated on Monday evening that if PSD forms the parliamentary majority it will nominate a Premier who will be a “man” and will have a party membership card, adding that he is not among the nominees discussed on television these days.
Asked on B1TV whether he can guarantee that the future Premier will have a party membership card, in case PSD forms the governmental majority, Dragnea answered: “Yes, but it’s not about a guarantee, it’s natural.”
The talk-show anchor insisted and asked him whether PSD’s nominee will be a man or a woman, the Social Democrat leader replying: “The nominee will be a man.”
Dragnea pointed out that it is natural for the Premier nominated by PSD to be a party member too, since this is the condition to be able to implement the party’s governance platform.
“If a Premier has no political responsibility he cannot give me confidence he will implement a governance platform, because if he doesn’t have this responsibility, at one point he can say ‘you know what, I came here with a small bag, I’m leaving with a small bag, so long.’ I can’t take the liberty to do this,” he explained.
Asked whether he will be the PSD Premier, Dragnea pointed out that the nominee’s name is not among those discussed on television these days.
“There are already some Premiers rumoured – ‘to be elected.’ I believe he will be none of the ones people kept talking about on television these days,” he pointed out.
Dragnea responds to Ciolos on Teleorman topic: “despicable approach”
PSD President Liviu Dragnea stated on Tuesday, for Adevarul Live, that Premier Dacian Ciolos’s statement about the situation in Teleorman County represents “a despicable approach” and the Prime Minister “is telling bald-faced lies” when stating that the county Dragnea led has the highest number of welfare recipients.
“At first, I didn’t want to respond to such a despicable approach coming from the incumbent Prime Minister. To be incumbent Prime Minister and to offend the people of a county, a part of the country you want to lead, I don’t believe this has ever happened before in the world and in Romania. Since he claims to be a technocrat, with a very nice resume, I would have expected Mr. Ciolos to tell the truth,” Dragnea said, being quoted by news.ro.
The PSD leader accused the Premier of having “no clue” what welfare recipient means, rejecting the allegations that the highest number of welfare recipients is registered in the county he led as chairman of the county council and which he currently represents in the Lower Chamber.
“I used data from the Ciolos Government itself: Dolj County, not Teleorman, tops the list of the counties with the highest number of welfare recipients. Teleorman is many ranks down on that list. (…) Teleorman does not top the list when it comes to persons with disabilities either, Prahova does,” Liviu Dragnea said.
“They say this: you mustn’t vote for PSD because in those counties they have many persons with disabilities. (…) We are talking about a person who is telling bald-faced lies,” Dragnea added.
The PSD President claimed Teleorman is not last on the list when it comes to GDP, salary or income per capita either.
Liviu Dragnea warned that after the elections he will reveal some information about Dacian Ciolos, information that he does not want to disclose during the campaign.
“I am very disappointed with the way Dacian Ciolos is behaving now and I’ll say more about Dacian Ciolos after the elections, because I don’t want to use some things in the elections campaign,” he said.
Premier Dacian Ciolos stated on Monday, for Adevarul Live, that Teleorman County, the county whose county council chairman PSD President Liviu Dragnea was for many years and which he now represents in the Lower Chamber, has the highest number of welfare recipients and its economy is not developing.
“In Teleorman County, led by Liviu Dragnea, we have the highest number of welfare recipients. The economy is not growing there, why could that be?” Ciolos said.