PSD lawmakers to stay away from Parliament’s government endorsement vote this Thursday
Social Democratic Party and Liberal Social Union MPs will not attend this Thursday Parliament voting for the approval of the new government, Social-Democratic leader Victor Ponta announced.
Ponta said that the leaders of the parliamentary groups will however take the Parliament floor in order to explain the Romanians the reasons why the USL Senators and deputies refuse to legitimize a ruling line-up they described as „a copy / paste of the Boc government’ which does nothing else but „prolong the agony of the current coalition.”
In this context, Ponta criticized the fact that President Traian Basescu’s dialogue with the opposition actually consisted of no more than 15 minutes of ‘formal talks’ on Monday at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, adding that this Cabinet falls short of the Romanians’ expectations.
At the meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee, the PSD chairman told his colleagues that 2012 is decisive for the party’s political evolution and thanked the protesters in the Bucharest University Square and another 60 cities for their resilience in braving the extremely low temperatures in the recent period.