President Klaus Iohannis announced, on Thursday, in Cernavoda, that on Monday he will call the parliamentary parties and formations for a first round of talks to resolve the government crisis.
“I have decided to organize the consultation round on Monday, starting at 12:00 hrs, with the parliamentary parties,” the head of state said.
It is in fact almost impossible to trigger early elections
President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday at Cernavoda, Constanta County, that in reality it is almost impossible to trigger early elections.
In his opinion, the fact that “a party is still parading” with that type of election seems to him “a form of avoidance rather than something else.”
“Triggering early elections is an issue that has been discussed theoretically in Romania for a long time, but our Constitution is built to guarantee parliamentary stability. It is, in reality, almost impossible to trigger early elections, not to mention the fact that it is probably not even desirable as we are less than one year away from the general election. What would it bring? The same partiess probably with the same percentages, maybe a little changed, which would bring us back precisely to where we are today. In theory, such elections are provided for in the Constitution, but they are not constitutionally well defined and have never taken place for such reasons. The fact that a party is parading with early elections seems to me to be a form of avoidance on the part of that party rather than anything else,” said Iohannis.
Iohannis convinced Gov’t and Prime Minister Citu’s actions are perfectly legal and correct
During a visit on Thursday to the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the commissioning of Unit 1, President Klaus Iohannis expressed his conviction that the Executive and Prime Minister Florin Citu’s actions are perfectly legal and correct, thus brushing off accusations that the Prime Minister has allegedly allocated one billion lei from the Reserve Fund to the mayors of the National Liberal Party, the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania, and the Social Democratic Party.
“I am convinced that the government and Prime Minister Citu are doing everything exactly as it is legal and correct, I have no misgivings about that. It is clear that some authorities need the government’s support. That some are not satisfied is probably the expression of a frustration, because they don’t have themselves access to the money coffer,” said the head of the state, according to Agerpres.