The text of the no-confidence motion titled “Enough! Dragnea – Dancila Government, shame of Romania!” was read on Monday in the plenary sitting of Parliament by deputy of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Pavel Popescu, who criticised the absence from the sitting of the Government members and Speaker of the Deputies’ Chamber Liviu Dragnea.
“I cannot help remarking this waste of management in Parliament. I see there so many bottles of water and glasses arranged nicely where the puppet Government did not even show up to listen to the motion,” Popescu said.
The motion called “Enough! Dragnea – Dancila Government, shame of Romania!,” initiated by the National Liberal Party (PNL), the Save Romania Union (USR) and the People’s Movement Party (PMP), was filed with Parliament on Friday. The document was signed by 163 MPs. The motion is to be debated and voted in the sitting on Thursday.
“The puppet government of the criminally prosecuted Dragnea must leave today! This is not a request of the Opposition, but a national urgency! The organised crime group, headed by Liviu Dragnea, who took over Romania’s leadership, has weakened the state, in order to subdue it, at a moment when we need to be stronger than ever. We strongly and in all responsibility state that it is dangerous for the national interests for the country to remain in the hands of this organised crime group, which is destroying the rule of law and dynamiting Romania’s political and economic stability, at a moment of international instability. Those who will try to save Liviu Dragnea again, against Romania, will bear a historical responsibility. Because the choice you will be making today, ladies and gentlemen of the PSD [Social Democratic Party], ALDE [Alliance of Liberals and Democrats] and UDMR [Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania], is between Liviu Dragnea and Romania,” the no-confidence motion texts reads, among others.
The Opposition parliament members reproach PM Viorica Dancila that all the commitments of the governance programme have been postponed after 2021.
The Opposition also accuses “the mistreat of the justice system, which is a bump in the road for the PSD leaders.”
The signatories of the motion make a call on their colleagues of Parliament in the end: “The favourable vote for the censure motion isn’t a vote for the initiators or one based on political colours! It is a vote for Romania, for saving the country from the claws of thieves and incompetents, who are draining it of resources and are impoverishing the population. Prove that you want lie and imposture be removed from Romanian politics! prove that you want Romania to be represented next year in the EU Council by a government and ministers we should not be ashamed of and the country be saved from a predictable economic collapse!.”
Claudiu Manda, about the voting on the no-confidence motion: We will see if we will be in the room without voting, or if we will come and vote against the motion
The Senate Vice President Claudiu Manda stated on Monday that the Social Democrats haven’t decided yet how they will act on Thursday, when the voting on the no-confidence motion against the Dancila Government will take place.
Manda was asked on Monday at the Parliament about the Social Democrats’ strategy related to the no-confidence motion filed by the Opposition against the Dancila Government.
“Our parliamentary groups will decide what we will do. Obviously, we will not vote for the motion, we will see if we will be in the room without voting, which is a support for the Government, or if we will come and vote against the motion. The first solution is more likely”, Manda said.