The Democrat Party’s intention to table a motion against Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu and his cabinet failed temporarily because one of the MPs signed it twice. The motion thus gathered only 115 instead of the 116 signatures required in order to have the motion discussed in the Parliament.
Gheorghe Flutur, former Agriculture Minister, signed the document twice, but argued that it was an honest mistake. A press conference announced by the Democrats was cancelled after the House of Deputies officially rejected the motion.
Democrats, Liberal Democrats, independent parliamentarians, minorities’ representatives and at least one Conservative and one Liberal signed the motion.
A last minute information, with Democrat head Emil Boc quoted as source, indicates that the motion has all the signatures it needs, the one coming from the far right representative Nati Meir being previously ignored.
According to the motion to be tabled by Democrats:
- The Government faces a severe lack of Parliamentarian and popular support, as proved by the failed referendum for dismissing president Basescu.
- The “Tariceanu II” cabinet is the worst cabinet that ever ruled Romania.
- It is necessary to clearly determine who has the power for the time being, since the Government represents merely 20% of the electors.