George Simion, co-president of the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR), said on Monday evening that he was pleased that Prime Minister Ludovic Orban had undertaken to resign, stating that his formation does not make any governing coalition.
“We don’t make any governing coalition, there are good people who deserve to lead Romania, the names circulated so far for the position of prime minister do not satisfy us. The AUR MPs will not vote with these individuals, we expect from the political forces ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd to see what the options officially assumed are (…). We are glad that Prime Minister Orban has understood to assume the results for the disastrous government and, as we asked him yesterday, he has resigned,” Simion said in a press conference.
He added that the first thing AUR lawmakers will do will be to change electoral laws, calling the way the voting process was organized in the Diaspora “disastrous.”
“We hope that this resignation will also avenge the disastrous way in which the voting process was organized in the constituency of Romanians outside the borders. It was a joke, our data shows that 100,000 Romanians could not vote and among the first things we want to do in Parliament will be to change the electoral laws and we come to this effect with a substantial package of changes,” the AUR leader said, according to Agerpres.