ALDE: Melescanu, Gavrilescu, Baisanu and Cupa, excluded from the party

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) Executive Political Bureau took note on Friday, according to the party statute, of the loss of the member quality in the case of Teodor Melescanu, Gratiela Leocadia Gavrilescu, Ion Cupa and Alexandru Stefan Baisanu, an ALDE release informs.

PM Dancila: I am not afraid to go to Parliament; we don't run from responsibility and will not back down

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Thursday has said she is not afraid to go with the Government before Parliament for a confidence vote, arguing that in the vote for the Senate leadership the Social Democratic Party (PSD) proved it has a majority. "It is the third hindrance in three consecutive weeks, the third rejection from Klaus Iohannis of the Government's efforts to function normally.

PSD's Dancila says Melescanu being elected Senate chairman certifies PSD still holding majority

National leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Viorica Dancila congratulated Teodor Melescanu on Tuesday on being elected chairman of the Romanian Senate, adding that the vote in the Senate indicates that PSD still has a majority in Parliament. "Congratulations to Mr Teodor Melescanu on being elected chairman of Romania's Senate!

Senate President Melescanu: My objective is to regain citizens' respect and confidence in Parliament

Senate President Teodor Melescanu stated, after being elected in office, that his objective is to "regain the citizens' respect and confidence" in Parliament. "First of all, I want to thank all those who voted me and I want to give assurances to those who didn't vote me or who even attacked me, that I will be a balanced President.

PSD to hold National Executive Committee Monday to discuss Government's situation

The social-democrats will gather on Monday, at the meeting of the National Executive Committee (CExN), to discuss the Government's situation and solutions for unlocking its activity, after President Klaus Iohannis refused to appoint the interim ministers, and also for the Presidency of the Senate.

UDMR's Kelemen: I had a discussion with PM Dancila, said no support for Gov't reshuffle

The chairman of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) stated on Wednesday that he had a discussion with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, whom he told that the representatives of the Union will not support a Government reshuffle in Parliament. "I had a discussion with Mrs. Dancila in which I told her what our position is. Very clearly, elegant. As I said last week, I told Mrs.

PMP's Tomac: Dancila leaves Tariceanu without party and MPs, who defect to PSD

Chairman of the People's Movement Party (PMP) Eugen Tomac says that leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) Calin Popescu-Tariceanu has fallen into a trap, as he was put to shame by Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, who leaves him without a party and without MPs as well, as the latter are desperately defecting to PSD in exchange for public offices.

Calin Popescu-Tariceanu resigns from position of Senate President

Senate President Calin Popescu-Tariceanu announced on Monday, in plenary session, his resignation from office, which he held for 5 years. "I did not cling to this position. (...) I will continue to involve myself politically," said Tariceanu, in the Senate's plenary session. "Today is my last day as Senate President of Romania.