The leader of Romania's opposition Social Democrats (PSD) Victor Ponta excludes the possibility that his party might join the government before elections. And he says that in case a censure motion initiated by its party would be passed in Parliament - which would lead to the fall of the current Democratic Liberal (PDL) government - PSD would not support a National Liberal (PNL, opposition) minority government, according to Romanian news agency Mediafax.

He said that PSD would not join a government before elections because such a move would mean the party was only looking for positions as ministers but would not be good for Romania. Popular support and legitimacy were needed "if one wants something serious for Romania", he said.

And Ponta said that as long as he serves as president of the PSD the party would not support another government but a Social-Democratic one as "this would be fair for our voters".