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PM Citu says he will consider resignations of USR ministers after analyzing political situation. The Government goes on; PNL has already cast a vote in favour of the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Florin Citu says he will consider the resignations of the USR PLUS ministers and think about appointing interims after analyzing the situation.

“Let me analyze this first. I am still analyzing the political situation we are in,” he told a press conference at the Victoria Palace.

The head of Executive said he bets on a right-wing governing in Romania.


Discussions about every person who left the Government began a long time ago


Prime Minister Florin Cîtu said on Tuesday that discussions on ministers who left the government began “a long time ago” and did not take place “overnight”.

Asked if he reproaches himself anything in his relationship with the Save Romania Union (USR), the prime minister replied that he had been “very transparent”.

“You should know that I have been very transparent and maybe, at some point, I will tell you that the discussions about every person who left the Government were not overnight, they started a long time ago,” he said in a press statement at Victoria Palace.

Citu mentioned that Romania will face major challenges, such as the implementation of the PNRR, the pandemic and the price of energy.

“I expect more responsibility from Romanian politicians. They are statesmen, they are not some spoiled children,” the prime minister said.


The Government goes on


Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Tuesday that the government goes on, and the National Liberal Party (PNL), major at rule, was a “responsible party” that had already cast a vote in support of the prime minister.

That was his answer to whether after talks with President Klaus Iohannis he was considering resigning as prime minister.

“I said what I talked with the President, I told him: the government goes on. (…) PNL is a responsible party, a party that has already cast a vote in support of the prime minister. We want to govern; Romanians have voted for us to govern,” Citu told a news briefing at the Government House.

He added that a “complicated, serious” situation would come next for Romania.

“We have entered [COVID-19 pandemic] wave four, and I want to remind you that the only solution to get out of the pandemic is vaccination. All Romanians should understand that we must get vaccinated if we want to outlive this time. It is important to have a functioning government now, and we will act accordingly. As I have said, I will meet again this week, as I did last week, and have talks with the prefects; I will have talks with the officials responsible for the beginning of the school year next week to make sure everything is fine. We need to get ready for the winter season, and I again need to make sure everything is fine. We already have a solution for the winter energy bills, but I want to go further and I will have another discussion this week. All are important things that we need to address, things that only an incumbent government, a responsible government, can do,” said Citu.


Gov’t has approved first budget revision of this year


Prime Minister Florin Citu on Tuesday stated that the gov’t has approved the budget revision, with the GDP having been re-evaluated at a nominal value of 1.17 billion lei, compared to 1.11 billion in the beginning of the year.

“We have approved the budget revision for 2021, the first this year. There are several important elements that I need to mention. First of all, the revision relies on a re-evaluation of the GDP. (…) The GDP has a nominal value of 1.17 billion lei at this point, compared to 1.11 billion in the beginning of the year,” Citu stated at the Victoria Palace.


Compiled from Agerpres

Photo: www.gov.ro

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