Interim leader of the PSD (Social Democratic Party) Marcel Ciolacu has said the Social Democrats will only vote on the draft law on quarantine and isolation, in the Senate, when the Prime Minister and the Health Minister come to Parliament to clarify certain aspects related to it.
“The law, in the form submitted by the Orban Government to the Deputies Chamber, is a bad law, and now the Senate is the decision-making forum. (…) We will continue to debate on this topic at the Senate, both with the CSM (Supreme Council of Magistrates) and the organisations fighting for the citizens’ rights and liberties. We cannot accept this law and we cannot vote on it. (…) The law, in the form submitted by the Government to Parliament, did not have the approval of the Ministry of Justice. (…) We will not vote on this law until the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health come to clarify all the aspects under debate at this point,” Ciolacu stated on Monday, at the end of the meeting of the National Executive Council (CExN) of the PSD.
Gov’t: PM, ministers did not receive any invitation to participate in quarantine law debates in Parliament
The Government specifies that neither Prime Minister Ludovic Orban nor the other ministers of his Cabinet received an invitation to participate in the parliamentary debates related to the law on quarantine and isolation and that they will participate in such works of Parliament “every time when they will be invited or asked to officially.”
“Considering the misinformation that appeared in the public area, we specify that neither Prime Minister Ludovic Orban nor the other ministers of his Cabinet received an invitation to participate in the parliamentary debates related to the law on quarantine and isolation. We also mention the fact that both the PM and the ministers of Health and Justice are willing to participate in such works of Parliament every time when they will be invited or asked to officially,” reads a press release of the Executive on Monday.
PSD’s Ciolacu replies to Gov’t claiming PM was never invited to Parliament: There was one invitation
The interim leader of PSD, Marcel Ciolacu, President of the Deputies’ Chamber, has stated that Prime Minister Ludovic Orban was actually invited, once, to debates in Parliament regarding the draft law on quarantine and isolation, after the Executive informed the Prime Minister and the ministers did not receive such invitation.
“There was one invitation and I also recall the Prime Minister, who was paying a visit to Tulcea, if I am not wrong, said that he has no reason to come. But I am glad to see that Mr Orban is paying attention to what I say,” Marcel Ciolacu told a press conference on Monday.
He answered thus to journalists who informed him on Monday that the PM and the ministers of his Cabinet did not receive any invitation to come to Parliament for debates on the law on quarantine and isolation.
The journalists also said, on the same occasion, that the head of the Executive and the ministers are willing to participate in such works of Parliament “every time when they are invited or asked to officially,” to which Ciolacu replied: “This means that we are going to have a law on quarantine immediately.”
The journalists then asked Marcel Ciolacu if there was going to be an official address sent to the PM to come to the Senate, to which he replied: “I am sure that the President of the Senate has already sent it.”