Ciolacu: PSD will challenge election of mayors in two rounds with CCR, if motion fails

PSD’s (Social Democratic Party) acting president Marcel Ciolacu said on Saturday that his party will challenge the law on the election of mayors in two rounds with the Constitutional Court, if the censure motion submitted to Parliament against the Government assuming responsibility for this law fails.

“Most definitely,” said Ciolacu, before the meeting of PES [the Party of European Socialists] Romania activists, when asked about the intention of challenging the said law with the CCR, if the motion doesn’t pass.

He stated that the censure motion “momentarily” relies on PSDs and UDMR”s votes and that the Social Democrats are currently negotiating with all the other political forces in Parliament and non-attached MPs to secure more votes.

He denied having talks with President Iohannis and Prime Minister Orban about the early elections.


SocDem leader says he will sign petition launched by PES activists Romania on a European minimum salary


SocDem interim leader Marcel Ciolacu also announced on Saturday that he will sign the petition launched by PES activists Romania on a European minimum salary and proposed that Social Democrats also join this initiative, Agerpres informs.

“I know that PSD needs to become active again at European level. We have to take responsibility for what we did wrong and work together. Our aim to create an external action group is meant to renew our relations with the European Social Democratic family. The proposals launched today by PES activists Romania are very important (…) and I think that some of them can be taken over in the political project that the party must undertake at the next Congress. Be creative, be active and let’s work together to build a modern left and, last but not least, united. I want to say this from the very beginning, I will sign the petition regarding a European minimum salary and I am honoured to be invited to do so. (…) I propose that the PSD joins your initiative and therefore, at the party’s BPN (National Political Bureau), I will propose we support this endeavour. I will sign the petition because this is an important topic for the Romanian and European left, which is about a decent life, about an income that will give a chance to people to have a future in Romania,” Ciolacu said on Saturday at the PES activists Romania’s National Forum – “A new social contract for Europe – 300 activists for a message of European left.”

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