Social Democratic Party (PSD) acting Secretary General Codrin Stefanescu stated on Thursday, for Mediafax, that the party’s National Council meeting will take place on Sunday, at the Palace of Parliament, starting at 4 p.m.
“At the National Council meeting, the party’s National Council will be constituted again with members in line with the party’s new statute, the National Council President will be elected, in line with the procedures, the party’s special departments at national level will be constituted, and the departments’ coordinators will be elected,” Codrin Stefanescu stated.
At the same time, political sources have stated that a new PSD National Executive Committee meeting will take place on Sunday, possibly before the National Council meeting, at 3 p.m.
On November 19, PSD President Liviu Dragnea announced that the party’s Executive Committee elected Mihai Fifor as acting president of PSD’s National Council.
“I’ve proposed Mihai Fifor as acting president of PSD’s National Council, with the hope that he will very rapidly organise the party’s departments. Each ministry will be mirrored by a department that will offer information, proposals, support, and will give periodic reports to the Premier,” Dragnea stated.
In his turn, Mihai Fifor explained that he wants to focus on revitalising the departments of PSD’s National Council, something that he also communicated to Dragnea and Dancila.
“I’ve talked with Mr Dragnea and the Premier too, and I’ve reached the conclusion that, considering the fairly complicated period lately, I believe I will play a more important role at the party. I believe that managing to revitalise the departments of the National Council means a very important thing for the party. This was my motivation,” Mihai Fifor said, explaining his resignation from the helm of the Defence Ministry.
At the end of PSD’s National Executive Committee meeting on Monday, Premier Viorica Dancila announced that the advisability of issuing an emergency ordinance amending the Criminal Codes in order for the articles declared constitutional to come into force, with the articles declared unconstitutional set to go back to Parliament, was discussed.
Likewise, the Head of Government added that the 2019 budget will also include a Local Investments Fund that would allow localities to opt for two financing projects each, for sewerage, water supply or school renovations. A GEO would be adopted by the Government.
In his turn, Liviu Dragnea stated that the Local Investments Fund has a budget of 10 billion euro.