President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that the general election this year should take place on December 6, as scheduled.
“The general election Parliamentary elections should not be postponed in order for one party or another to feel better prepared. (…) The election should be held when due,” Iohannis told a news conference at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.
PSD, despite desperate attempts to beautify its image, remains the same toxic party
“Tomorrow will be the last day in which candidacies for the parliamentary elections can be submitted. This means that we are entering a straight line for the election that will take place on December 6. I want it to be clear to everyone from the beginning, because I have noticed that some politicians propagate that someone is necessarily interested in holding elections despite the epidemiological situation and that they can be postponed. Nothing more false. Elections are the only valid democratic option that will allow us to have a new Legislative body, representative and legitimized by the vote of the citizens. The elections should not be postponed in order for one party or another to feel better prepared in a few months “, the president declared.
He claimed that the current PSD majority had blocked laws needed to fight the pandemic and passed populist laws, saying the PSD remained the same unreformed and toxic party. “Everything for theirs and nothing for the citizens,” the president said.
He stressed that the elections must take place on time and that this is fundamental to the way “we will manage the pandemic”, stressing that it is important to have a new solid majority in support of the new reforms.
“The current PSD majority is an illegitimate one that has not reflected for a long time the real will of the Romanians. What has this toxic majority done since March? Did it put its shoulder to the solution of the health crisis, as would have been natural? No, on the contrary, it delayed and blocked measures to manage the pandemic and promoted populist laws. To see the level of toxicity reached by this majority, let’s look no further than yesterday when the famous author of GEO 13 Florin Iordache was voted president of the Legislative Council. PSD, despite desperate attempts to beautify its image, remains the same toxic party “, Iohannis stated.
He considers that “the defiance of PSD is intolerable and things cannot continue like this”.
“We need to be honest with the people and admit that the current epidemiological situation is worrying, but the pandemic will not end in January, February or March, as the toxic majority in Parliament falsely claims. It would be catastrophic for Romania not to have a functioning parliament, precisely because we are in a health crisis and are going through a difficult economic and social period, we must do everything possible for Romania not to be left without a Legislature with full powers,” the President concluded.