The chairman of Social Democratic Party (PSD), Marcel Ciolacu, declared on Thursday that he will go to the PNL negotiations with the measures that the Social Democrats consider as urgent, reiterating that PSD will have a proposal for PM when they will go to the Cotroceni Presidential Palace for consultations.
“For this meeting we will go with the governing program, we will go with the measures that we consider urgent and we are actually optimistic that we must come with a solution and we consider that the Romanian people have had enough of the political class, without having any solutions until this time,” Ciolacu said, at PSD headquarters.
Asked if he will go with PSD’s proposal for PM to these talks, Ciolacu replied : “We will go to Cotroceni with the proposal for PM, that way, it will be constitutional”.
Asked about how he thinks the talks will turn out, given that President Klaus Iohannis conveyed to the Liberals that the proposal for PM must come from the National Liberal Party (PNL), Ciolacu replied : “I do not know these details. You go to Cotroceni, to consultations, with the position of prime minister”.
Furthermore, the PSD leader said that talks with PNL were focused on urgent measures.
“We did not have any discussion about any position, all talks were focused on urgent measures that need to be taken,” Ciolacu said, according to Agerpres.
Asked about what he will do if president Klaus Iohannis will appoint a PM from PNL, Ciolacu specified: “I am sure that Mr Iohannis and I will respect Romania’s Constitution”.
“I consider that we, as well as the president, are obliged to respect the Constitution”.
Dancu: General matters related to the programme and compatibility would be discussed at the meeting
Social Democratic Party (PSD) National Council Chairman Vasile Dincu said on Thursday that general matters related to the programme and compatibility would be discussed at the meeting the Social Democrats were about to have with the Liberals.
Asked how the negotiations would go between PSD and the National Liberal Party (PNL) on Thursday, Dincu said: “I think today we’ll discuss matters related to the programme, compatibility, general matters regarding our programmes. I don’t think we’ll be discussing other things today.”
He mentioned that the PSD and PNL could govern together “if the Liberals make an effort as well.”
Dincu also said that PSD must hold the prime minister office.
PSD and PNL leaders were scheduled to meet at the Palace of Parliament on Thursday, round 4 pm.
The PSD delegation is made up of Marcel Ciolacu, Sorin Grindeanu, Gabriela Firea, Paul Stanescu and Alfred Simonis.