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October 19, 2021

PSD’s Ciolacu: No-confidence motion against Citu Gov’t completed, will be filed to Parliament next week

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) has finalized the text of the censure motion against the Citu Government and will submit it to Parliament next week, party Chairman Marcel Ciolacu announced on Monday.

“Today we finalized the text of the censure motion against the most disastrous government in the last 30 years. It’s the text with which we will set out to negotiate with other than Social Democrat MPs and which we will present to the social partners,” Ciolacu told a press conference at the Palace of Parliament.

The document titled “Wrecked Romania. The ‘fantastic’ record of the Citu Government” will be submitted to Parliament next week.

“It’s a censure motion intended to answer a few questions in a simple, clear and documented manner. Do Romanians live better than a year and a half ago? Do Romanians afford more than a year and a half ago? Is there less poverty in the country than a year and a half ago? Is Romania more respected in the European Union or in the world? The answer is: obviously not. Under the right-wing government, Romania lives from one day to the next on tens of billion of euros borrowed at extraordinarily high interest rates, the highest in the EU. Prices have exploded, bills have doubled, staple food has become a luxury, and petrol has exceeded 6 lei per liter. Allowances, wages and pensions are frozen. Romanian companies received no aid. Farmers have not received their subsidies. There are no disbursements in either the public or the private sector. All this is a far cry from the fantastic things claimed by Mr. Citu,” said the PSD leader.

Ciolacu added that the Citu government must go because “it wants to turn the pension into a funeral aid”.

“The Citu government must go for having squandered Romania’s chance to make a comeback after the health and economic crisis. The only real goal of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan was to set aside billions of euros for consulting companies or PNL’s and USR’s crony companies. The Citu government must go because it has completely botched the vaccination campaign. 25 percent of Romania’s population was vaccinated with at least one dose, whereas the European average is 50 percent and we are 25th out of 27 European countries. Immediately after this press conference I will meet with union representatives, and in the coming days I will have meetings with representatives of employers’ organisations and SMEs, for the censure motion to have the broadest possible support in society. In parallel we will continue to have discussions with all parliamentarians or parliamentary groups who want to support this censure motion,” Ciolacu said, adding that PSD will negotiate with parliamentarians from all political parties.

“If the censure motion passes, I announce the PSD MPs that an extraordinary session will follow for the appointment of another government,” Ciolacu declared, according to Agerpres.


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