Asked if he decided to run for the presidential elections in the autumn, Social Democrat Party (PSD) Chairman Liviu Dragnea stated on Tuesday that PSD will make an announcement on this subject on Sunday evening, after the EP elections.
“After the elections. We will make the announcement on Sunday evening”, Liviu Dragnea said on Tuesday, at Adevarul Live.
Asked if it’s worth to fight for the position of the President of the country, the PSD leader said that this position becomes important, in the light of the manner by which Klaus Iohannis has exerted his mandate.
“It’s a difficult question. If somebody asked me a year ago, I would have said it isn’t. I’d have said it’s a position that should generate peace, stability, mediation in the society, support for good things, intervention when something must be changed, but the state induced by Iohannis among citizens makes me be sure that the fight for the presidential elections becomes very important.
“If Iohannis will continue to stay there, I’m not Cassandra, five more years after 2019, everything good that was done in Romania will be ruined. For this reason, I believe that those of us who don’t want this person to stay there, have to do everything we can to make him leave the Cotroceni Palace in November or December. Yes, exactly due to the situation in which he brought the presidential position and what he induces among citizens, yes, this position becomes important, and PSD will make the announcement on Sunday evening, after the elections”, Liviu Dragnea concluded.
On May 27, one day after the EP elections, Dragnea will find out if he will be sentenced in the case of the fictitious employments, after the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) requested for the increase of the punishment for the PSD Chairman, who was sentenced by the first court to 3 years and 6 months in prison.
SocDem leader on sentence in the case of fictitious hiring: I am completely innocent
Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea said he is not nervous regarding the sentence to be issued on 27 May in the case of the fictitious hiring at the Teleorman Social Assistance and Child Protection Directorate General (DGASPC), mentioning that he is “completely innocent.”
“I haven’t been nervous for a long time. I am completely innocent. We’ll see what the court decides. Certainly, nobody can stop the speculations with these coincidence, on the same day the CCR [the Constitutional Court of Romania] had to rule on a fairly clear case and the ICCJ [the High Court of Cassation and Justice] the same. Let’s see on 27 May,” Liviu Dragnea told Adevarul Live on Tuesday.
He added that the ICCJ decision should be based on evidence, “evidence that doesn’t exist.”
Dragnea on PM Dancila’s political relation with PSD: We are analyzing this after elections
No politician who, by chance and temporarily, ended up being in a Government, should forget why she/he is there – was the message that the PSD (Social Democratic Party) leader, Liviu Dragnea, who said that he will analyze the existing relation between Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and the party after the elections to the European Parliament.
Asked by Adevarul Live if Viorica Dancila was a good Prime Minister in his opinion, Dragnea said: “So far, yes.”
In what concerns the political relation between Viorica Dancila and the party, the PSD leader said they will make an analysis after the election this Sunday.
“We will analyze this after the elections, since there is no time for this right now. But my advice to anyone, to any politician who, by chance and temporarily, ended up being in the Government – is not to forget why he/she is there. He/she is there to implement a governing programme that was supported and voted by the Romanians, in a very large number, since we are talking about 48.5 percent seats in Parliament, and this is a historical result, a programme that showed its results and must be implemented. If every member of the Government keeps that in mind instead of thinking that, once he/she was installed in a minister office, then his/her head suddenly went bigger, then he/she will be a good minister. He/she must stay focused, because, if his/her interest is in something else, then he/she won’t be a good minister and all his/her energy in a field that he/she is supposed to be coordinated will be lost,” said the PSD leader.