The executive board of the National Liberal Party-PNL, a major member of the governing coalition in Bucharest, decided on Tuesday to withdraw its political support for Agriculture minister Gheorghe Flutur and pushed for his resignation from the Government.

The Liberal leadership showed discontent towards recent statements made by PNL member Flutur regarding the way things are done and the lack of reform within the party.

Prime minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu, the PNL president, also announced that he would wait until tomorrow for Flutur to resign from the Government or he himself would ask for Flutur’s resignation.

Flutur has recently joined a group of dissident Liberals who support a move to reform the PNL, initiated by PNL ex-president Theodor Stolojan who was recently dismissed from the group over his criticism of its current leadership.