PSD National Council and Executive Cttee meetings to take place on December 16

The Social Democratic Party will convene its National Council and Executive Committee on December 16, according to party sources.

“When we hold the National Council meeting, on the 16th, we’ll also hold the ExCom meeting,” political sources stated.

The topics that could be debated at the Executive Committee meeting include the emergency ordinance on amnesty and pardoning.

On Tuesday, House lawmaker Catalin Radulescu (PSD) criticised the “Badalau-like” members of the PSD and Justice Minister Tudorel Toader for allegedly being at fault for the fact that an ordinance on amnesty and pardoning has not been issued so far. He said that he is “upset that something necessary for Romania is being postponed.”

“I don’t like the terms in which we are discussing this topic, namely that the ordinance must be issued for something. By saying this stupidity in the media, everyone will believe an ordinance is issued or a law is passed for a certain person. Ordinances or laws are made for the citizens. The fact that X or Y among them benefit directly or indirectly [from it], that’s a different issue. But, so far, I haven’t seen a certain law being passed or ordinance being issued for someone. The fact that someone benefits from it, that’s a different issue,” House lawmaker Catalin Radulescu (PSD) stated for Digi24.

On the other hand, PSD leader Liviu Dragnea has stated he has no such emergency ordinance on the table.

Likewise, Liviu Dragnea announced on Wednesday that the National Council meeting will take place in mid-December.

“I believe we will have a National Council meeting halfway through this month. Today, Mihai Fifor and Codrin Stefanescu will extend to our National Council colleagues too this invitation through which we will convene the National Council and the departments, but not anything else,” the House Speaker added.

At the party’s previous Executive Committee meeting, on November 5, the Social Democrats decided to exclude Marian Neacsu and Adrian Tutuianu.


PM Dancila, on amnesty and pardon: I don’t have this on my table, I haven’t discuss this with anyone


Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Thursday stated that she had no such normative act on amnesty and pardon on her table and she haven’t discuss about this topic with anyone.

“I haven’t discuss this with anyone. I saw the opinions of my colleagues in the PSD [the Social Democratic Party], everyone has their own opinion about this (…) I don’t have this normative act on my table, I haven’t discuss with nobody about amnesty and pardon,” stated Dancila at the Parliament Palace, after a meeting with Speaker of the Deputies’ Chamber Liviu Dragnea.

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