Spokesman for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) MP Varujan Vosganian believes that Pro Romania, by refusing to support the Orban government being voted into office, no longer has the same political adversaries as ALDE, which provides "cover" to dismissed Prime Minister Viorica Dancila.
Pro Romania leader Victor Ponta stated on Wednesday that the decision of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) to vote for the National Liberal Party (PNL) Government has nothing to do with the alliance between ALDE and the party he leads, which is only meant as an alliance to support candidate Mircea Diaconu in the presidential elections and it is very good if ALDE can further do this
Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban stated on Wednesday that he expected for Pro Romania not to endorse the new Government, but he finds it hard to understand this party's attitude, which voted for the censure motion. "I didn't have great expectations. On the other hand, I find it hard to understand this attitude.
Pro Romania will not vote for the investiture of the National Liberal Party (PNL) government, announced, on Wednesday, the chair of the party, Victor Ponta. "It was no surprise that we, those with Pro Romania, will not vote for the investiture of the PNL Government. I don't believe it was a surprise for Mr. Orban, simply because we are a new party that is growing.
Prime Minister-designate, Ludovic Orban, said on Thursday that he will respect the constitutional deadline for submitting the list of ministers and the governing program, mentioning that he wants the fastest possible timetable for the Government's investiture in Parliament. "We will marshal a majority.
Pro Romania Chairman Victor Ponta said on Tuesday that he does not believe that the National Liberal Party (PNL) counts on the votes of the Pro Romania lawmakers for the formation of a new government, adding that there will be a "one-off" collaboration with social democrats. "What I have said publicly stays.
Following the censure motion clearing Parliament on Thursday, National Liberal Party (PNL) leader Ludovic Orban said: "The nightmare that Romania has lived through has ended (..) I want to thank President Klaus Iohannis for a decisive involvement in the success of the motion, and I also want to thank my PNL colleagues that came for the vote and voted for this motion, and all political partners.
The Government no longer exists, as of Friday its activity ceases, said Pro Romania leader, Deputy Victor Ponta, in Parliament's joint plenary sitting. "It is a very strange motion - theoretically it puts down a government, but we have no government anymore. Not to mention the fact that we no longer have Minister of the Interior, we have no Minister for Education, the Environment, Energy.
The Senate and the Deputies' Chamber are convening on Thursday morning in a joint meeting for the reading of the censure motion, which will be debated and voted next week, on 10 October.
The Chairman of PRO Romania, Victor Ponta, specifies that the formation he leads will not support in Parliament a new Executive led by Viorica Dancila and will not be part of a right-wing government. "We will not vote for a new 'Dancila 2' government as incompetent and incapable as this one.