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"Anti-Semitic discourses have not disappeared from Romanian political life in the last 30 years," said Oliver Jens Schmitt, professor of Southeast European history at the University of Vienna.
"AUR is trying to address as large a group of protesting voters as possible," he said, and politics is getting in the way of any substantive response.
Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Thursday that more decisions on the dismissal of senior ministerial officials endorsed by the Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) alliance will be published in the Official Journal today, given that some of them were left out. "There are more decisions that will be published today, which will settle the matter.
The Citu Government is fallen anyway, whether with an anti-government motion or not, but if the no-confidence motion makes it to the agenda of the joint plenary, the Social Democratic Party (PSD) will vote to oust the Citu Government, Social Democrat Chairman Marcel Ciolacu said on Thursday. "The government is led by the National Liberal Party, and Parliament is led by USR and PNL.
Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Monday, about the tensions inside the ruling coalition, that "we must stop the statements and sit down to the dialogue table." "I have said that it is sad to see the coalition partners with AUR [Alliance for the Union of Romanians], an extremist party. Now I see that the coalition partners want to be with PSD [Social Democratic Party] as well.
The lawmakers of the opposition Social Democratic Party (PSD) will vote on any motion that reaches the plenary sitting of Parliament and invite the National Liberal Party (PNL), major at rule, and the Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) alliance, minor at rule, to discuss the text of the motion, PSD First Deputy Chair Sorin Grindeanu said on Monday.
This is for the first time in the past 31 years that a motion of censure is being denied, USR PLUS (Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity, Solidarity Party) spokesman Ionut Mosteanu said on Monday, at the end of the meeting of the joint Standing Bureaus of the two Chambers. "The PSD (Social Democratic Party) and PNL (National Liberal Party) have boycotted this meeting.