The Government is “extremely stable” and has the support of the Social Democrat Party (PSD), Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu states in an interview granted to AGERPRES, adding that “some would desire an earthquake in Victoria Palace”.
“I know some would desire an earthquake at Victoria Palace (e.n. – Government seat), but I assure them the ground will only fall beneath their feet. The Government that I am running is extremely stable, it has the support of the PSD, it has the support of the coalition, as you know, and we look only towards the things we have to do for Romanians,” Grindeanu declared.
The head of the Executive claimed that there is talk “much too fast of [Government] reshuffling”, despite the fact that the Government has a large support in Parliament, and that Romania has recorded the highest economic growth in the EU.
“Romania has the highest economic growth in the European Union. You should know that that is my starting point in the evaluation I’m making. (…) I monitor constantly the activity of ministers that are part of the cabinet. I believe still that we speak too fast of reshuffling and I did not see anyone saying – me, as Prime Minister, the PSD President, Liviu Dragnea, the ALDE [Alliance of Liberals and Democrats] President, Mr. Calin Popescu Tariceanu – anything relating to a reshuffle. It just appeared, out of the blue, as a public discussion. I am leading a Government that has a wide support in Parliament. We have the official data supplied by the INS [National Institute for Statistics], there are good things. And, if you allow me, a comparison to football, I don’t know if anyone makes substitutions in the 15th minute, when you’re leading 3-0. That’s where we’re at right now,” Grindeanu also said.
“Prime Minister and PSD leader do not compete on different lanes”
Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu also stated to Agerpres that “the prime minister and the leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD – ruling ed.n.), Liviu Dragnea do not compete on different lanes,” underlining that they are both interested in implementing the governing programme.
“The Prime Minister and the PSD leader, Liviu Dragnea do not compete on different lanes. Both of them, and I am telling you this, as Prime Minister, we are interested in doing what we said we have to do in these four years,” emphasized the head of the Executive.
Grindeanu also said that both he and the leader of the Social Democrats want to fulfill the promises for which PSD received the votes of the Romanians.
”In PSD there is a leader, named Liviu Dragnea. At Victoria Palace there is a prime minister, Sorin Grindeanu. (…) Maybe the Romanians are accustomed and they have been accustomed to the fact that there have always been arguments between the president in office and the prime minister. We have cases, Traian Basescu – Calin Popescu-Tariceanu. Things do not stay like that way anymore. Things are totally different. I and the chairman of the party I also am a part of, we want something, that what we said we have to do, we do it. That’s why people voted for us, not who holds the keys or who doesn’t. And to me, as far as this is concerned, the door is open all the time. And that’s what they all know, whether we are talking about mayors, about presidents of county councils, deputies or senators,” added the head of the Executive.