Social democratic parties

PSD says early elections forebode austerity, blames Liberals of deliberately triggering political crisis

The Social-Democrats claim that early parliamentary elections forebode austerity and blame the Liberals of deliberately "triggering a political crisis" and "now dodging governing and attempting to pass the blame." "They have deliberately triggered the political crisis, they have repeatedly violated both the laws of the country and all the recommendations of international bodies, they have taken

Rahşan Ecevit, wife of late prime minister, laid to rest

Rahşan Ecevit, wife and closest confidant of late Turkish Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit, was laid to rest in the capital province of Ankara on Jan. 19.

Ecevit died at the Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, where she had been receiving treatment since Dec. 26, on Jan. 17 at the age of 97.

She died in the intensive care unit due to multiple organ failure at around 9.10 p.m.

Dancila: Traitors who go on Monday to vote, should go next day to 'scissors' party

Dismissed Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated on Saturday, in Arad county, that the "traitors" from the Social Democratic Party (PSD) who will participate, on Monday, in the vote in Parliament for the Orban Government, "should go to the scissors party the next day" 'and not be with the Social Democrats anymore'.

Presidential candidate Barna says very optimistic yesterday's result confirms presidential run-off without PSD

National chair of the Save Union Romania (USR) and a presidential candidate Dan Barna is convinced that he will win this November's presidential election and says that Viorica Dancila, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) candidate will not make it to the second round of the presidential election after her cabinet was ousted one day previously by a no-confidence vote.

Viorica Dancila determined to soldier on as PSD Chair

Outgoing Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Thursday evening that she will not step down as Chair of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) because she cannot leave her team during hard times. "I must stay at the helm of the party until after the presidential election. (...) I have no intention to resign. I never give up on my team when we are going through more difficult times.

PSD Congress/ PES's Stanishev said that he is here as PES leader in order to open a new page

President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) Sergei Stanishev, who is attending on Saturday the meeting of the Social Democratic Party's (PSD) Extraordinary Congress, voiced his support for Viorica Dancila's candidacy in the presidential elections, mentioning that she took on the party leadership at a difficult time.