Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chairman Marcel Ciolacu declared on Monday that a government reshuffle “is not a catastrophe”, reaffirming that this is the Prime Minister’s attribute.
“The coalition does not break, it will keep working. Reshuffles happen all the time. I told you very clearly: the Prime Minister must come up with the proposals. If I were the Prime Minister, I think I would already be under a lot of pressure from my colleagues to do certain replacements. Yet this is not my attribute. So far, the Prime Minister has not come up with any proposal for reshuffle. It’s like in chess, the white makes the first move. (…) I don’t think that Premier Nicolae Ciuca will ever proceed to a reshuffle without us sitting down first. We don’t mix up people,” Ciolacu said at the PSD headquarters.
Asked if there has been an assessment of the PSD ministers on the job, he confirmed, adding that there is always room for improvement and that some of them might also have to leave office.
“A reshuffle isn’t a catastrophe, it is a normal thing in any democracy. Don’t look for names, or for how many ministers are on the list. When the Prime Minister comes with a concrete proposal, I am sure no one will do it secretly. You can see it from Mars, if the PSD hadn’t taken up governing, the situation would have been complicated not only for the National Liberal Party and the great right-wing coalition, it would have been complicated for the Romanians in the first place. (…) The assessment of the ministers is done by the Prime Minister inside the coalition,” the Social Democrat leader explained, according to Agerpres.