PM Dancila: I really believe we have no majority problem
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Wednesday night asserted that the Gov't has "no problem whatsoever" as concerns its parliamentary majority, maintaining that the Opposition should show "much more responsibility".
"I have tried to have an approach as neutral as possible, because every time I had this principle that things must be solved in Romania and not be brought here, in Brussels, and thus, I have had this neutral approach that matters will be solved, that we do not have and I really believe we don't have any majority problem. But, at the same time I think much more responsibility is needed on behalf of the ones who today have become involved in this theatrical game, I could say, in Romania's Parliament. They have put on the robes of high ranking officials, dignitaries, therefore they must behave as such," Viorica Dancila told an interview with the private television broadcaster Antena 3 in Brussels.
The prime minister deems it is not "beneficial" that whilst the gov't is meeting with Brussel's officials, in Parliament back home "such circus" is going on.
"I don't find it correct, I don't find it normal. I was talking about consensus, about the fact that we must all get involved for the Presidency [of the Council of the EU, ed. n.] to be appreciated," Dancila added.
She specified that a gov't is removed through the people's vote, through winning the electorate's confidence, "and not through this circus, through calling names, through these so abnormal things. A gov't is removed when one gets the majority, a gov't is removed when one has the people's support," Dancila said.
The National Liberal Party (PNL) on Wednesday requested the removal from office of the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Liviu Dragnea (PSD leader) and of Deputy Speaker Florin Iordache. After several stances and an episode when the Liberal Marilen Pirtea, Deputy Speaker, took over the sitting's wheel and put to vote several proposals, Florin Iordache closed the sitting for lack of quorum.
After the said sitting, the Chamber of Deputies' Liberals leader, Raluca Turcan maintained that the plenum will have to give a final vote regarding the two projects aimed at removing from office the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Chamber, Liviu Dragnea and Florin Iordache.AGERPRES(RO - author: Gheorghe Pietrar, editor: Antonia Nita; EN - author: Maria Voican, editor: Simona Iacob)