Leader of the Social Democratic party (PSD) Viorel Hrebenciuc announced on Thursday that he will give up the leadership of the PSD group within the Chamber of Deputies. Hrebenciuc confirmed that he will give up the position after PSD President Victor Ponta announced it at the Antena 3 news television. HotNews.ro sources claim that the withdrawal is directly connected with the PSD failure regaring the Constitutional Court judges.

Hrebenciuc said that he will continue to be deputy leader of the group and that he will attend official meetings as gues. HotNews.ro sources claim that his resignation is directly connected to the vote choosing the Constitutional Court judges when PSD lost control of the Court.