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President Iohannis convenes parties to consultations to decide how to put into practice referendum outcome

President Klaus Iohannis announced on Thursday that he has convened the political parties for consultations next week to decide how to implement the outcome of the May 26 referendum.

“I am very glad to announce that 6.5 million Romanians answered ” Yes” to the two questions. Now we have to decide how to put into practice what the people decided by referendum. (…) I have decided to convene the parliamentary parties to consultations on this matter,” Iohannis said.

The president said the political parties were summoned to consult next week on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

Corlatean, not to be minister of anything

 

The Head of State announced on Thursday that he will not accept the nomination of Titus Corlatean as member of the Government.

“Titus Corlatean will not be minister of anything,” said Iohannis, mentioning that he sees the latter as “the engineer of the 2014 elections’ disaster.”

 

I will form working group to look for solutions on vote abroad

 

President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday he will form a working group to look for solutions to the vote of Romanians abroad, specifying he will also have talks with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila.

“We have already begun some informal talks, and I am convinced that speedy solutions are to be found so as not to repeat this fiasco in the presidential elections this autumn,” Iohannis said at Cotroceni Presidential Palace.

Asked whether he will have talks with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on solutions such as the vote by correspondence, the president replied that there would be such meetings.

“I will have such discussions and I am convinced that we will find solutions,” he said.

“This catastrophe was organized by the PSD [The Social Democratic Party, major at rule, ed.n.] Government, they just have to evaluate, they can do what they want, but the Government is the one to carry the political blame. There is no point in looking elsewhere, that a doorkeeper at an embassy did not get along with a voter. It is obvious that the Foreign Affairs and the Interior ministers are the guilty ones, and I, therefore, requested their removal from office. (…) The two have been on television to say they are not resigning, I do not even care, I have asked for their dismissal as well as for a political sanction,” the president said.

Asked what Prime Minister Viorica Dancila told him about the two ministers, Iohannis said that she conveyed to him that “she has still got to judge the matter.

 

Motion of no confidence is timely. I believe Opposition already working on motion’s final phrases

 

The President also stated on Thursday that a motion of no confidence is timely. “I believe the Opposition is already writing the final phrases of the motion,” the President said.

“But, very clearly, the motion of no confidence is timely. How could it not be after the PSD lost the European Parliament elections? I believe the Opposition is already writing the final phrases of the motion of no confidence. At least that’s what I would do,” the President said.

In what concerns the fact that there are disagreements between the Opposition parties, the President said: “These asperities will disappear in time.”

PNL and USR leaders have demanded the resignation of the Government, stating that they will table a motion of no confidence.

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