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March 8, 2021
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PSD to table no-confidence motion against the Orban Cabinet: The government has violated all rules imposed on citizens amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) would table with Parliament today a motion of censure against the Orban Cabinet.

Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Marcel Ciolacu, interim national leader of PSD, announced on Wednesday that the Social Democrats will submit the motion of censure against the Government on August 17, claiming that Romania is a “drifting country” and with a government of “zero credibility.”

Ciolacu claimed that, after nine months of liberal rule, Romania is “a drifting country”.

“A huge chaos, with a downgraded economy and rampant unemployment, that is Romania after nine months of liberal government, a country adrift, with a government of zero credibility, a government in which the ministers contradict each other to the despair of Romanians who no longer understand anything,” Ciolacu said.

On Sunday evening, at the unveiling of the PSD Bucharest candidates in this September’s local elections, Ciolacu claimed that during this week the motion of censure would be read and a debate and vote would be scheduled.

“Tonight, the party team will round it up. Tomorrow, as we have promised, we will table it. It is called ‘PNL Government – from pandemic to generalised pandemic. Wealth in the pockets of the PNL cronies, poverty in the pockets of Romanians.’ It is signed by 202 lawmakers, the whole PSD floor group,” said Ciolacu, according to Agerpres.

He specified that there are discussions with all the political parties represented in Parliament to endorse the censure motion.

Ciolacu reiterated that “the incumbent government must leave immediately” and, after the adoption of the censure motion, PSD will go to the President of Romania with a proposal for prime minister.

 

In censure motion, PSD accuses Gov’t of having violated all rules imposed on citizens

 

The government has violated all rules imposed on citizens amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the text of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) motion of censure called “PNL government from pandemic to generalised bribery pandemic.”

The document dedicates a chapter to “PNL parties in the time of the pandemic”, in which it shows that “members of the government have irretrievably lost their credibility for the way they have managed the pandemic.”

“They said in their own voice that the virus is particularly serious, but they behaved as if the virus did not exist, partying without mask or distancing in the government building or giving parties in restaurants with dozens of guests and interlopers. They broke all the rules they had imposed on the citizens! They disregarded all the recommendations of the epidemiologists! They behaved as if they were above the law and the coronavirus! They defied an entire nation and forced them to abide by the rules and restrictions that they themselves trampled on without a trace of embarrassment! ”

PSD also claims that “an entire nation saw the Romanian head of state, Klaus Iohannis, sitting impassively, without a mask on, at meetings in Brussels, in an embarrassing contrast with the other European political leaders who had complied with the protection rules.”

“An entire nation saw the Chief Executive, Ludovic Orban, without a mask, without distancing, smoking a cigar with a glass of whiskey, in the government building, after he had just imposed on the public the obligation to wear a mask indoors!” reads the motion to be tabled in Parliament today.

 

PM Orban: Censure motion, another irresponsible action on the part of PSD

 

National leader of the National Liberal party (PNL), Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, said on Monday that the censure motion the Social Democratic Party (PSD) intends to table is “irresponsible action.”

“Things never turn out as planned. This motion is another irresponsible action on the part of PSD,” Orban said in a press statement.

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