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May 16, 2021

PSD: Iohannis is blocking Romania

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) believes that President Klaus Iohannis “blocks” Romania by deferring a decision regarding the Government reshuffle, adding that the Social Democrats will make use of “all the legal and constitutional means” to unblock the situation created.

“The Social Democratic Party condemns the irresponsible decision of President Iohannis to block the functioning of two key-ministries of Romania’s Government. Lacking any political, legal or constitutional argument, Iohannis is driven by a personal grudge and obsessions, bringing damage to the Romanian state, which he should represent. Iohannis is purely blocking Romania, so that the PSD+ALDE [the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats] Government do not invest in highways and local development. The scandals and conflicts created by Iohannis are the more irresponsible in the context of the Centennial Year and the repeated calls of the European officials on having a political consensus prior to Romania taking over the Presidency of the Council of the EU,” a release of the PSD sent to AGERPRES on Friday informs.

According to the quoted source, “Iohannis showed today a behavior lacking any decency and common sense toward the Prime Minister, despite the political peace message that she addressed at a solemn sitting of Parliament, organised on the occasion of the Centennial. ”

“Beyond the functions, President Iohannis should have shown his polite behavior and courtesy towards a lady. Under these circumstances, the PSD will use all the legal and constitutional means to unlock the situation created by Iohannis and determine him to observe the laws and the Constitution of Romania,” the release mentions.

President Klaus Iohannis stated on Friday that he he awaits the ruling of the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) on a complaint filed by the Government over his delaying in appointing the new transport minister and the new regional development minister following a recent reshuffle, and then act constitutionally.


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