Outgoing Premier Viorica Dancila stated on Monday that President Iohannis’s plan to oust the PSD Government via no-confidence motion and appoint his government has got stuck halfway through, accusing the Head of State of being able to demolish but unable to build and come up with a solution to the crisis the country finds itself in. Dancila stated at the start of the Government meeting that vital governmental processes are being delayed due to the current situation, and economic and social measures are being blocked.
“President Iohannis’s immediate stake is generating very high costs for Romanians. Vital governmental processes are being delayed and measures for the economic and social sectors are being blocked even. Despite being prepared in detail by the Government, they cannot be adopted, and finalising the annual budget for next year is under the pressure of time. The President’s enthusiastic plan to oust the PSD Government via no-confidence motion and appoint his government has got stuck halfway through. Mr Iohannis has proven he is able to demolish but unable to build and come up with solutions to this dangerous crisis in which he has brought Romania. We are yet to have a concrete proposal for the new Cabinet, and no governance programme, and every day of delay comes at the expense of Romanians,” Dancila said.
She added that her Executive will continue to govern until the new Cabinet is appointed.
“In recent days I have travelled throughout the country and talked with the people. Citizens understand very well what is happening and what the stakes of this conflict are. I want to assure citizens that the incumbent government will continue to work within the limit of constitutional prerogatives and exercise the act of governing, with all responsibility, until the new Cabinet is appointed,” Dancila added.
At the start of the Government meeting, she announced that the payment of subsidies for farmers has started.
“We have started to pay the subsidies for farmers on time, as we committed to doing. In just three days, the Agency for Payments and Intervention in Agriculture has managed to authorise the payment of almost 440 million euro, money transferred in the accounts of 390,000 farmers. Money needed to prepare the autumn crops and the future agricultural year. We have thus provided funds so that 1.4 billion euro would be paid to farmers by the end of November, in the form of advance payments,” Viorica Dancila added.
No Social Democrat to vote for Gov’t proposed by Orban
A day before, the dismissed Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has stated that no social-democrat will vote the Government proposed by the Prime Minister designate Ludovic Orban.
She said she does not know whether the new Executive would be voted on until the presidential elections.
“I have no way of knowing. As it is natural, the negotiations are carried out by six Opposition parties, the six parties that managed to bring down a Government without coming up with another solution. I see that Mr. Iohannis is involved further, we are not afraid of his involvement, we are strong enough to go forward, it is certain that, for electoral and campaign reasons, those who will suffer are citizens, because we see that they have no alternative, they negotiate, but they do not tell us about a government program, what they will do the day after taking over the government,” Dancila said on Sunday.
She reiterated that the Social Democratic Party will not participate in the vote for the new Government. “I have confidence. I believe that no social-democrat will betray the votes given and the confidence of the citizens of Romania,” the PSD leader said.