The main Opposition group in the Romanian Parliament, the Social Democrats (PSD) postponed a long-promised motion against current Liberal-dominated government until next week on Monday.

PSD leader Mircea Geoana said that the main reason for the decision was that elections would take place September 12 to name a new head for the Romanian Orthodox Church following the death of Patriarch Teoctist this summer.

The Social Democrats have been threatening the Liberal government with a motion aimed at toppling it for months. They argue that the government does not take into consideration draft laws proposed by their party and does not aid the population at large.

Even if the motion raised serious debates within the party as many important members did not approve the move, Mircea Geoana claims that once submitted the motion would be voted by all party members.