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Special parliamentary cttees conclude hearings of Orban Cabinet ministers . Joint Chambers to give vote of investiture on Monday

On Wednesday, the special parliamentary committees concluded their hearings of ministers nominated by Premier-designate Ludovic Orban. The joint Chambers will give the vote of investiture on Monday.

The balance sheet of the confirmation hearings and reports is as follows: negative reports for Finance Minister-designate Florin Citu, Development Minister-designate Ion Stefan and Labour Minister-designate Violeta Alexandru, and positive reports for the rest of the nominated ministers.

The reports issued by the parliamentary committees are non-binding.

 

Orban after second minister receives negative report: It was a political vote

 

Premier-designate Ludovic Orban stated on Wednesday, after the parliamentary committees issued a negative report for Development Minister-designate Ion Stefan, that the vote was political and that he does not accept the PSD’s evaluation.

Ludovic Orban said that the PSD holds the majority in the public administration committees in which Stefan was heard.

“It was a political vote. I don’t accept the PSD’s evaluation,” Orban said.

He emphasised that the committees’ approach toward the Liberal minister was very well organised and was “an execution.”

 

PM designate after Violeta Alexandru receives negative report: It’s unfair, it’s revolting, it was a political vote that has nothing to do with the quality of the showing and answers

 

Premier-designate Ludovic Orban stated on Wednesday, after his nomination for the office of Labour Minister received a negative report from the parliamentary committees, that “it’s unfair, it’s revolting, the vote was a political vote that has nothing to do with the quality of the showing and the quality of the answers.” Orban pointed out he will stick with the candidates that have received negative reports.

“It’s unfair, it’s revolting, the vote was a political vote that has nothing to do with the quality of the showing and the quality of the answers given by our candidate for the office of Labour Minister. As such, we will move on with our candidates,” Orban said.

He pointed out that “the PSD have fallen from power, the government has been ousted, the PSD are left with 20 per cent voting intention.”

“These parliamentarians have confirmed ministers – many of them functional illiterates – who have no links with their respective fields and who have embarrassed the institutions,” a visibly angry Orban said.

The Premier-designate went on to say that the vote had nothing to do with “the quality of the candidates and with the quality of the governance programme.”

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