Meeting of liberal leaders after a discussion between Florin Cîțu and Iohannis. Attempts are being made to overcome the deadlock over the prime minister’s name

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 9:34 AM

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The Liberals meet on Thursday, in a meeting of the Executive Bureau, in videoconference system. The meeting was not officially announced and takes place on the basis of information on a discussion of PNL leader Florin Cîţu with President Klaus Iohannis on the appointment of the prime minister. Several party leaders asked Florin Cîţu on Wednesday evening to convene the National Political Bureau, the party’s extended leadership forum, which, according to the PNL Statute, can only be convened by the president or general secretary, Dan Vîlceanu.

The president of PNL, Florin Cîţu declared, on Wednesday, after several hours of heated discussions, at the party’s headquarters, with the party leaders, that at this moment, both PNL and PSD want to have the first prime minister, in the rotation already agreed at principle level.

Asked about the tensions in the party, related to the name of the PNL prime minister, Florin Cîţu gave several contradictory explanations, saying that according to BEx’s decision on Tuesday, any PNL member can be the party’s prime minister, and then that there is a National Council decision according to the party president. is the prime minister’s proposal.

On Wednesday evening, several party leaders asked Florin Cîţu to make the mandate regarding the prime minister more flexible, so that he could put forward other names, in the context in which PSD sent, clearly, through the party president, that it does not want Cîţu prime minister, because he was overthrown by a motion of censure.

The discussions in the party took place after, during the afternoon, Florin Cîţu met at the Victoria Palace with Marcel Ciolacu and Kelemen Hunor, the leaders of PSD and UDMR. Unofficially, Cîţu allegedly proposed Dan Vîlceanu as prime minister from the PNL, but he denied this information and said that he actually proposed to Marcel Ciolacu the name of Alexandru Rafila, with whom the PSD leader did not agree.

Marcel Ciolacu, the president of PSD, announced that next week Romania will have a Government, implying that it is possible that the negotiations on the prime minister’s proposal will be unblocked by the end of this week, so that next week consultations with the president and the inauguration of the Government in Parliament.

Until an agreement is reached on the prime minister, negotiations on the governing program have been postponed. PNL and PSD must agree on revenue increases and the abolition of the Special Section of Justice.

The general secretary of PSD, Paul Stănescu, stated, on Wednesday evening, on Antena 3, that in the future government the two advisory ministries – Justice and Finance – will be divided between PNL and PSD. “We do not want the Ministry of Justice, because in the previous government we had a big problem with Justice”, said Paul Stănescu.

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