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Democratic Party may consider motion against Romanian Government, leader says

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Luni, 28 mai 2007, 0:00

Emil Boc (Photo: Rompres)

The Democratic Party (PD) may consider initiating negotiations to gather a sufficient number of signatures to launch a motion against the current Government dominated by the Liberals (PNL), PD leader Emil Boc said in an interview for HotNews.ro last weekend.

He said his party was lacking enough MPs to initiate the motion by themselves, but is considering talks with other parties to push for such a move if the main opposition group, the Social Democrats (PSD), remains “passive”.

The PD was part of the coalition government with the PNL until this spring, but was forced out in a government reshuffle by PNL and its leader, prime minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu. Tariceanu is known for his rivalry with President Traian Basescu, whom the PD supports.

Boc told HotNews.ro that a motion against the Government was needed to clarify the extent of support Tariceanu’s Government has. “It would clarify the positions of political parties that remain ambiguous, that are supporting the government now and the opposition later, with the exeption of PD and PLD (PD’s Liberal Democratic allies).

And such a motion may ultimately become a phase in the way of early elections, Boc said.

Boc also dismissed media speculation that his party was ready to ally with the Transylvanian faction of the PSD, the so-called “Group of Cluj”.

He dismissed negotiations were taking place with any faction of the PSD and said that talks might only be possible on punctual issues in the Parliament, such as a law to introduce uninominal votes in the electoral system or revisions to the Constitution.

PNL deputy president Varujan Vosganian responded on Sunday by saying that a motion pushed by the PD against the current government would return against its initiator, given that PD was part of the government until very recently.

PNL leader Tariceanu is expected to attend a multi-party meeting with President Traian Basescu on Monday. Basescu summoned parliamentary parties to the Presidency HQ today to discuss issues such as a lustration law, a law to introduce the uninominal vote and moves to create a transparent political majority in the Parliament.




















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