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Ciuca submits mandate as Prime-Mister designate: Decision was made by PNL Executive Bureau based on mathematical reality.   Ciolacu: PSD is assuming an entry into government and all scenarios remain open

The  National Liberal Party (PNL)  Executive Bureau has decided, on Monday evening, that Nicolae Ciuca should submit his mandate as Prime Minister-designate and the mandate for negotiation should be more open, announced the Liberals’ chair, Florin Citu.

Prime Minister-designate Nicolae Ciuca said on Monday that the decision to submit his resignation was made by the National Liberal Party (PNL) Executive Bureau based on “mathematical reality”, after failing to “crystallize” a political solution to support a minority government.

“As I said last week, on Saturday, we started from the reality in all the steps we took. The mathematical reality is the one we all know and I hoped that through the demarches I carried out to be able to crystallize a political solution so that we can get the agreement for a minority government in parliament. There were two decisions of the two political parties that unanimously announced that they would not vote for the minority government, which we discussed this [Monday – ed.n.] evening in the Executive Bureau and the latter decided the withdrawal of the mandate, which is why I will submit my resignation,” Ciuca stated.

He added that he is convinced that all activities of political parties should be based on dialogue.

“I once more call for responsibility so that a consolidated majority formula can be found so that we can have a government,” Ciuca stressed.

“Making mandate flexible meant another mandate, and as such, tonight, at the level of the Executive Bureau, it was decided that I should step down and move on to make the negotiations flexible for the one who will be nominated as prime minister,” Ciuca said, specifying that the president is the one who appoints a new prime minister.

He said he had informed President Iohannis of his intention to step down.


Ciolacu: PSD is assuming an entry into government and all scenarios remain open


The Social Democratic Party (PSD) is assuming an entry into government and all scenarios remain open, said, on Tuesday, PSD leader Marcel Ciolacu.

“It’s not the first time we said that the PSD assumes entering government in this crisis, too. We will see what direction things go. (…) We noted that, after another ten days of crisis, some political leaders said clearly that a minority government cannot pass through parliament, which is what we’re saying since the start of the crisis, that regardless if it’s a USR [Save Romania Union], PNL [National Liberal Party] or PSD government, Romania does not need a minority government now,” said Ciolacu, at the headquarters of the PSD.

Asked what the conditions of the Social Democrats are to enter government, Ciolacu answered: “All scenarios remain open and I firmly believe that returning to the people is most fair. We have no conditions, we haven’t discussed. I am speaking to anyone on the phone, I have no restraints regardless of what political area these calls come from. (…) I am speaking on the phone with all political actors that can help with the exit from this crisis and the return to the true problems of the Romanian people.”

He made an appeal to responsibility. “I am making a request to all representatives of parliamentary parties to be very careful what we talk in this period, because we are all responsible for our statements,” Ciolacu added, when asked about critical statements made towards the PSD by the leader of the PNL, Florin Citu.

Asked if President Klaus Iohannis contacted him, the PSD leader said that he did not have a discussion with the head of state.

“I don’t have any certainty, as I am not Nostradamus. I have the certainty that at this moment everyone realized that we must return to the true problems of Romanians,” Marcel Ciolacu also said, according to Agerpres.


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