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Deadlock in the negotiations between PNL, USR PLUS and UDMR to form a center right coalition, prior to political consultation with President Iohannis

The representatives of the National Liberal Party (PNL), the Save Romania – Party of Liberty, Union and Solidarity Alliance (USR PLUS Alliance) and the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) have negotiated, Saturday and Sunday, at Vila Lac 1, the formation of a governing coalition.

The spokesperson of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR), Hegedus Csilla, announced, on Sunday, that the round of negotiations with representatives of the National Liberal Party (PNL) and Save Romania Union – Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (PLUS) at the Vila Lac have concluded, as the person of the Prime Minister could not be agreed upon, and thus the Liberals and USR PLUS will present their own candidates for the position of Prime Minister at the consultations convoked for Monday, at the Cotroceni Palace, by President Klaus Iohannis.

“The negotiations of the coalition concluded today, we were not able to agree upon the person of the Prime Minister. PNL and USR-PLUS will suggest their own candidates for Prime Minister tomorrow at the negotiations with the head of state. UDMR will make the decision in the Standing Federal Council for tomorrow morning,” wrote on Facebook Hegedus Csilla, who was part of the UDMR’s delegation at the Vila Lac negotiations.

The discussions between the representatives of the three parties started on Saturday morning, on three dimensions: governing programme, Government structure and the structure of the parliamentary majority.

During discussions had on Saturday, the negotiation teams of the PNL, USR PLUS and UDMR established the structure of the governing programme, shows a joint press release of the chairs of PNL, USR PLUS and UDMR, sent on Saturday evening. At the same time, according to the mentioned release, “the coordinates of the joint activity at the parliamentary level that are at the base of the functioning of the majority.”

Furthermore, the representatives engaged in the negotiations referring to the governing programme, announced, on Saturday, that they reached an agreement regarding the digitization chapter of the program.

Monday, at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, there will be consultations of the head of state with representatives of the political formations represented in the future Parliament, in view of designating the candidate for the position of Prime Minister. President Iohannis invited to the consultations the representatives of the Social Democrat Party (PSD), PNL, the USR PLUS Alliance, the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR), and the UDMR, but also of the national minorities, Agerpres informs.

 

PSD:  Only reasonable solution for Romania is that President Iohannis “stop ignoring” the Constitution and allow a majority around professor Rafila

 

The Social Democrat Party (PSD) claims that the “only reasonable solution” for Romania is that President Iohannis “stop ignoring” the Constitution and allow this party to gather a majority around professor Alexandru Rafila, the proposal of the Social Democrats for the position of Prime Minister.

“It’s proving that the white smoke announced yesterday with great pomp by the representatives of #CDR2.0 (e.n. – The Romanian Democratic Convention was a center-right electoral alliance between 1992 and 2000, ruling, together with others, between 1996-2000) was, in fact, from the cigars smoked during the negotiations. However skillful the cook at Vila Lac 1, the hunger for positions and the thirst for power were not extinguished even after two days of discussions! The only chance for the gang of losers to reach a consensus is to form a Government with two Prime Ministers and a Parliament with at least three chambers, so everyone gets enough! The only reasonable solution for Romania is that Iohannis stop ignoring the Constitution and allow #PSD, the party that won the elections, to gather a majority around professor Alexandru Rafila. #Romania needs a capable government, not a gang of politruks fighting over the spoils!,” shows a message of the PSD posted, on Sunday, on the Facebook page of the party.

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